Description of the larva of Somatochlora margarita (Odonata: Corduiiidae)


The larva of Somatochlora margarita is described from a specimen reared from the egg to the final stadium. The larva, previously unknown, is morphologically similar to the larvae of S. calverti, S. filosa, S. ozarkensis, and S. provocans. Combinations of diagnostic characters are given for distinguishing these species. Growth of this species is discussed with respect to other species of Somatochlora and Odonata.

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