First description of the larva of Psaironeura, based on specimens of P. angeloi from Costa Rica (Odonata: Coenagrionidae: Protoneurinae), with a key to the genera of Central American Protoneurinae
International Journal of Odonatology, Volume 23, Issue 2, Pages 183-190, 2020
Published: 2 April 220 (Received: 20 January 2020, Accepted: 3 April 2020)
The larva of Psaironeura is formally described for the first time, based upon reared specimens of Psaironeura angeloi from the Tirimbina Biological Reserve, Sarapiquí, Heredia Province, Costa Rica. Detailed illustrations are also provided. The larva is characterized by a slender dark brown body, premental setae 2+1, six palpal setae, male cerci globose, and caudal lamellae markedly slender, 3.5–4 times longer than wide, with tips bi- or trilobated.
Keywords: Neotropical region, Central America, Zygoptera, exuviae, reared specimens, taxonomy, damselflies, dragonfly
Issue section: Review