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Family Corduliidae - Emeralds

Hine's Emerald - Somatochlora hineana - male dragonfly - Epitheca princeps emerald - Somatochlora linearis - male Racket-tailed Emerald, closeup of male claspers - Dorocordulia libera - male Dragon Fly - Somatochlora walshii - male Forcipate Emerald - Somatochlora forcipata - male Baskkettail Dragonfly - Epitheca Neurocordulia yamaskanensis - male
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies)
Suborder Anisoptera (Dragonflies)
Family Corduliidae (Emeralds)
Numbers
50 spp. in 7 genera in our area(1), ca. 400 spp. in almost 50 genera of 6 subfamilies worldwide(2)(3)
Range
worldwide(3)