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Redescription of the larva of Neoerythromma cultellatum (Hagen in Selys, 1876) (Odonata: Coenagrionidae: Coenagrioninae)

RomÁn-Heracleo, J.; Springer, M.; Novelo-GutiÉrrez, R.

Zootaxa 4830(3)

2020


ISSN/ISBN: 1175-5326
PMID: 33056146
DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4830.3.5
Accession: 072435668

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The final instar of Neoerythromma cultellatum (Hagen in Selys, 1876) is redescribed and illustrated based upon reared specimens from Turrialba, Cartago, Costa Rica. This is a detailed complement of the original description provided by García-Díaz (1938) and illustrated with high quality photos of the larval morphology. The larva of N. cultellatum is characterized by a slender, spinulose, and yellow to yellowish-brown body, premental setae 3+1, five palpal setae, male cerci long, and caudal lamella lanceolate, with obvious node, spotted, and markedly tracheate.

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