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Published: 2020-07-17
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Description of the larva of the genus Archaeopodagrion Kennedy, 1939 (Zygoptera: Philogeniidae)

Instituto de Ecología, A.C. Red de Biodiversidad y Sistemática. Carretera Antigua a Coatepec 351, El Haya, 91070 Xalapa, Veracruz, MEXICO.
Instituto de Ecología, A.C. Red de Biodiversidad y Sistemática. Carretera Antigua a Coatepec 351, El Haya, 91070 Xalapa, Veracruz, MEXICO. Grupo de Entomología Universidad de Antioquia (GEUA), Universidad de Antioquia, Medellin, COLOMBIA.
Universidad de los Andes, Laboratorio de Zoología y Ecología Acuática LAZOEA. Cra 1 Nº18A- 12, Lab J307 Bogotá, COLOMBIA.
Odonata Description immature stage Archaeopodagrion fernandoi damselfly Western Andes Risaralda Colombia


The larva of Archaeopodagrion fernandoi Bota-Sierra, 2017, is described and illustrated in detail, being the first larva described for the genus Archaeopodagrion. The description is based on F-0 larvae collected from the type locality. The larva of A. fernandoi shows great resemblance to larvae of Philogenia spp., which adds support to the hypothesis of the monophyletic family Philogeniidae which groups together Archaeopodagrion and Philogenia. However, both genera differ each other by the presence of basal, spiny, fleshy tubercles on caudal lamellae of Archaeopodagrion.



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