Description of the larva of Argia percellulata (Odonata: Coenagrionidae)
International Journal of Odonatology, Volume 15, Issue 1, Pages 45-50, 2012
Published: 1 March 212 (Received: 14 December 2011, Accepted: 10 January 2012)
The larva of Argia percellulata is described and figured. It falls into the group of Argia larvae with a very prominent ligula and one palpal seta, but differs from its closest relatives by having tibiae usually with two well-defined dark rings, posterior margin of sternite 6 smooth, and posterior margin of sternite 7 smooth medially and with spiniform setae laterally. Larvae were found under cobblestones in open, wide, shallow streams where the water flow was slow to moderate, close to the shoreline within a cloud forest. The larva is compared with four other species apparently closely related.
Keywords: Odonata, Zygoptera, damselfly, Argia percellulata, larval description, Mexico
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