A list of records of anisopteran larvae and final instar exuviae with attached zebra mussels is provided. It contains records of 29 specimens from 10 spp. with zebra mussels including 2 new records. The possibilities how this association between odonate larvae and zebra mussels comes into being are discussed. Considering the biology and the life history of the mussels, from a few of the recorded cases of this interaction it is assumed that the larval development of the Odonata involved is more variable than hitherto known.


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F. Weihrauch, & J. Borcherding. (2002). The zebra mussel, Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas), as an epizoon of anisopteran larvae (Anisoptera: Gomphidae, Corduliidae, Libellulidae). Odonatologica, 31(1), 85–94.