Description of the Larva of Argiocnemis rubescens rubeola Selys, 1877 (Odonata, Coenagrionidae, Agriocnemidinae) from Thailand with Systematic Notes on the Subfamily Agriocnemidinae


  • Tosaphol Saetung Keetapithchayakul The Center for Entomology & Parasitology Research, College of Medicine and Pharmacy, Duy Tan University, 120 Hoang Minh Thao, Lien Chieu, Da Nang, VIETNAM
  • Ryo Futahashi Bioproduction Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba 305-8566, JAPAN
  • Patchara Danaisawadi Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, 10900, THAILAND
  • Kaewpawika Jitthamma Ignatius Forest and Plant Conservation Research Office, Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, Bangkok 10900, THAILAND
  • Koraon Wongkamhaeng Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, 10900, THAILAND


Argiocnemis, Agriocnemidinae, Coenagrionidae, COI, Thailand


The final stadium larvae of Argiocnemis rubescens rubeola are described in the present study. The adult–larva association along with the taxonomic remarks on the subfamily Agriocneminae, is established by employing the cytochrome oxidase subunit I gene (COI). The larva is characterized by the ovate shape of the caudal lamella, the lack of a band on the caudal lamella, a rounded postocular lobe outline, three pairs of premental setae, and four palpal setae. Taxonomic notes suggest the COI data consistently aligns with both larval and adult characteristics, offering a comprehensive perspective.


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How to Cite

Keetapithchayakul, T.S., Futahashi, R., Danaisawadi, P., Ignatius, K.J. and Wongkamhaeng, K. 2024. Description of the Larva of Argiocnemis rubescens rubeola Selys, 1877 (Odonata, Coenagrionidae, Agriocnemidinae) from Thailand with Systematic Notes on the Subfamily Agriocnemidinae. Tropical Natural History. 24, 1 (May 2024), 48–59.



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