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Revista Brasileira de Zoologia

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Rev. Bras. Zool. vol.10 no.3 Curitiba  1993 

Descrição da larva de Erythemis mithroides (Brauer) e notas sobre outras larvas conhecidas do gênero (Odonata, Libellulidae)


Description of the larva of Erythemis mithroides (Brauer) and notes on other known larvae of the genus (Odonata, Libellulidae)



J.M. CostaI; J.R. Pujol-LuzII

IDepartamento de Entomologia, Museu Nacional, Quinta da Boa Vista, 20940-040 Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
IIDepartamento de Biologia Animal, Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, 23851-970 Itaguaí, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil




The last instar larva of Erythemis mithroides (Brauer, 1900) is described and figured based on exuviae of reared specimens. A comparative analysis of this immature stage and the known larvae of the genus are furnished according to the data available in the literature and of specimens of E credula (Hagen, 1861) and E. vesiculosa (Fab., 1775) permiting a diagnose for the larvae of the genus Erylhemis Hagen, 1861.

Key words: Odonata, Libellulidae, Erythemis mithroides, taxonomy



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Recebido em 30.XII.1991; aceito em 25.XI.1993.

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