Saturday, April 24, 2010

Damsel Larva

I sampled this larva from a grassy drain where plenty of Copera marginipes adults were spotted. The larva definitely a Copera marginipes/vittata species because it has beautiful fringed gills. I did not see any vittata adult at the site, therefore I guess the larva should be marginipes. You may view vitatta larva here. Anyway, I am breeding the below larva to confirm its id.