Description of the last stadium larva of Somatochlora borisi, with comparison to that of Somatochlora metallica meridionalis (Odonata: Corduliidae)
International Journal of Odonatology, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 43-52, 2007
Published: 1 April 2007 (Received: 10 October 2006, Accepted: 19 January 2007)
The last instar larva of Somatochlora borisi is described and illustrated from a set of exuviae. It is compared to that of S. metallica meridionalis, which is morphologically close and syntopic. A key is provided which allows the determination of the exuviae of all West Palaearctic Cordulia and Somatochlora spp.
Keywords: Odonata, dragonfly, Anisoptera, Corduliidae, Somatochlora borisi, S. metallica meridionalis, larva, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey
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