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Family Macromiidae - Cruisers

Illinois River Cruiser - Macromia illinoiensis - male Illinois River Cruiser - Macromia illinoiensis Dragonfly - Didymops transversa Macromia illinoiensis Large Dragonfly - Macromia taeniolata exoskeleton _cruiser dragonfly Texas - Royal River Cruiser - Macromia taeniolata Macromia illinoiensis - Macromia - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies)
Suborder Anisoptera (Dragonflies)
Family Macromiidae (Cruisers)
Other Common Names
River Emeralds(1)
Numbers
9 spp. in 2 genera in our area(2), 3 genera worldwide (incl. Macromia with >100 spp.)(1)
Range
worldwide; Macromia is cosmopolitan, Didymops Nearctic, and one Oriental genus(1)
Works Cited
1.Dragonflies of the World
Jill Silsby. 2001. Smithsonian Institution Press.
2.Dragonfly Society of the Americas. 2012. North American Odonata