The larva of Podolestes orientalis from West Malaysia, with notes on its habitat and biology (Odonata: Megapodagrionidae)

Chee Yen Choong, Albert G. Orr

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Abstract

The larva of the south-east Asian megapodagrionid, Podolestes orientalis, is described and figured. Specimens were collected from shallow forest pools lined with large dead leaves in secondary lowland forest. Final and earlier stadium larvae were found concentrated around the edges of pools in very shallow water. Larvae sometimes perched in exposed situations, just below the water surface, with abdomen upturned and caudal lamellae splayed outward to expose the broad respiratory surfaces. This represents the first account of the immature stages for this south-east Asian genus. The caudal lamellae are very broad and flattened, inserted horizontally, suggesting a close relationship between the genus Podolestes and Australian region megapodagrionids.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-117
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Odonatology
Volume13
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2010

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Keywords

  • Dragonfly
  • Larva
  • Malaysia
  • Megapodagrionidae
  • Odonata
  • Podolestes orientalis
  • Zygoptera

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  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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The larva of Podolestes orientalis from West Malaysia, with notes on its habitat and biology (Odonata : Megapodagrionidae). / Choong, Chee Yen; Orr, Albert G.

In: International Journal of Odonatology, Vol. 13, No. 1, 01.04.2010, p. 109-117.

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