Rare eggshell structure in Odonata: Lindenia tetraphylla (Van der
Linden) (Anisoptera: Gomphidae)
Lindenia tetraphylla (Van der Linden, 1825) eggs exhibit an egg
structure that is very rare in other Gomphidae species. They have a
well-developed surface reticulation structure. The anterior pole of the
egg has a small, rounded micropylar area consisting of 7 orifices
arranged radially around a central area. The posterior pole has a
sessile, truncated cone that carries 55-65 coiled filaments. This study
provides a detailed analysis of the ultrastructure of L.
tetraphylla eggs using scanning electron microscopy, and the functional
and taxonomic significance of the eggshell are discussed.