Early stadium damselfly larvae (Odonata: Coenagrionidae) as prey of an aquatic plant, Utricularia australis


Two third stadium larvae of Coenagrionidae (probably Coenagrion puella or Ischnura elegans) were recorded in the bladders of U. australis sampled from a garden pond in Karlsruhe, Germany, in June 2010. These are the first records of odonate larvae as prey of carnivorous aquatic macrophytes.

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