Larvae of the Genus Gomphaeschna (Odonata: Aeshnidae)

Sidney W. Dunkle


Larvae of the 2 species of Gomphaeschna are extremely similar but can be differentiated as follows: G. furcillata (Say) has 6 segmented antennae and pale dorso-lateral spots on thorax and abdomen. G. antilope Hagen has 7 segmented antennae and no pale spots. Larvae of both species live clinging to the underside of logs in Taxodium-Sphagnum swamps.

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