The larva is described here for the first time. More comprehensive descriptions of the partially described L. plagiatus and L. tridens are also given. All 3 spp. are abundant at varying localities in the eastern parts of Natal, South Africa. Comparisons are also made with larvae of other African Lestidae.


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M.J. Samways, G. Carchini, & M. Di Domenico. (1992). Description of the larva of Lestes virgatus (Burmeister) and comparisons with some other south African Lestidae (Zygoptera). Odonatologica, 21(4), 505–513.