A larval specimen of G. vastus from the Mississippi River in Illinois, USA. was found entrapped by D. polymorpha. Such events may be rare. However, they may be more common than presently recognized and represent an overlooked source of mortality in late inslar larvae of odonalcs and other sedentary insects in areas where zebra mussels are abundant.


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Societas Internationalis Odonatologica

J.K. Tucker, & J.B. Camerer. (1994). Colonization of the dragonfly, Gomphus vastus Walsh, by the zebra mussel, Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas) (Anisoptera: Gomphidae; – Bivalvia, Eulamellibranchia: Dreissenidae). Odonatologica, 23(2), 179–181.