Key and Descriptions to the Myrmeleon Larvae of Florida (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae)

  title={Key and Descriptions to the Myrmeleon Larvae of Florida (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae)},
  author={Jeffrey R. Lucas and Lionel A. Stange},
  journal={Florida Entomologist},
Descriptions of the 3rd instar larva of 5 of the 6 species of Myrmeleon found in Florida are given. Only M. immaculatus De Geer has been described previously. Myrmeleon insertus Hagen is a new record for the state. A key to the species is provided with the diagnostic characters (chaetotaxy of the mandible; pigmentation pattern of the ventral surface of the head) illustrated. 
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  • Environmental Science
    Journal of Insect Behavior
  • 2007
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