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A description of the larva of Argia funcki (Selys, 1854) (Odonata: Zygoptera: Coenagrionidae)

Novel Gutierrez, R.; Gomez Anaya, J.A.tonio

Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington il; 108(2): 261-266


Accession: 022135187

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The last instar larva of Argia funcki (Selys) is described and illustrated. A comparison to its closest relative, Argia lugens (Hagen), is provided. The scalelike setae on sternite 8 and gonapophyses, and the bluntly-tipped gonapophyses easely separate A. funcki larva from that of A. lugens. The larva of A. funcki belongs to the group of species with ligula very prominent and one palpal seta; it is the largest of all known larvae of the genus.

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