Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Platycnemididae - Larva

I have been a bit carry away with odonate larvae lately. I went to a pond in the UKM Bangi campus to do some sampling on odonate larvae, and I managed to catch this little larva (1 cm). This larva belongs to Copera vittata (they were many adult C. vittata hanging around the pond; and I didn't see any C. marginipes). The long finged gills of the larva are marvelous. You may view the adult of C. vittata at