Neotropical Osmylidae larvae (Insecta, Neuroptera): description of habitats and morphology

  title={Neotropical Osmylidae larvae (Insecta, Neuroptera): description of habitats and morphology},
  author={Caleb Califre Martins and Adrian Ardila-Camacho and Gregory W. Courtney},
  journal={Aquatic Insects},
  pages={181 - 207}
ABSTRACT The larval stages of the genus Kempynus Navás, 1912 (probably K. falcatus Navás, 1912 based on the presence of synchronic and sympatric adults) are described for the Neotropical Region for the first time, and the larval stages of Isostenosmylus pulverulentus (Gerstaecker, 1893) are redescribed. The external morphology of third-instar larvae of both species and their habitats are described and compared. Kempynus sp. is a water-dependent species and can be considered semi-aquatic… 
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