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Introduction

  • Kenneth J. Tennessen
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Abstract

Dragonfly nymphs are major components of aquatic ecosystems. Species identification is critical for studies on their biology and conservation. Of the 330 species of Anisoptera in North America, the nymphs of approximately 85% have been formally described. Illustrated keys and diagnoses for the seven families, 72 genera, and 325 species are provided. Five species are unknown in the nymph stage.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenneth J. Tennessen
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Florida State Collection of ArthropodsGainesvilleUSA
  2. 2.WautomaUSA

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