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Dragonfly larva Epophthalmia elegans
The Regal Pond Cruiser - Epophthalmia elegans (Brauer, 1865)
This species is widely distribution throughout China, extending through Korea and Japan to southern, far eastern Russia and north Philippines, where it frequents reservoirs, ponds and lakes. This specimen was collected by Mr P.A. Holst. from Taiwan and donated to the museum in 1894 by Mr Seebohm. In addition to its impressive size the specimen is unusual in that the labial mask is fully extended.
Specimen Number: NHMUK 010730553. DOI: http://data.nhm.ac.uk/object/7fa065d5-1302-4a1a-b04c-f201e6eade2f