The ultimate instar larva is described and illustrated from specimens collected in the streams nr York, Sierra Leone, It is the smallest of the known Orthetrum larvae, from which it can be separated by the presence of dorsal abdominal spines on S7. The main larval features in 8 African Orthetrum spp. are briefly reviewed.


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G. Carchini, & M. Di Domenico. (1996). Description of the last instar larva of Orthetrum hintzi Schmidt, 1951, and comparison with other African Orthetrum species (Anisoptera: Libellulidae). Odonatologica, 25(1), 73–77.