|Title||Zebra mussel, Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas), attachment to Odonata larvae|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2007|
|Authors||McCauley S.J, Wehrly K.E|
The attachment of zebra mussels to anisopteran larvae in a lake where the mussels have recently invaded was documented. Fifty-one larvae were collected and the majority (63%) had been colonized by one or more zebra mussels. Some dragonfly larvae were heavily infested, carrying up to 8 zebra mussels and more than their own mass in attached zebra mussels. Potential ramifications of zebra mussel attachment on larval dragonflies are discussed and a framework for future research on these effects is suggested.