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Family Libellulidae - Skimmers

Four-spotted Pennant - Brachymesia gravida - male Three-striped Dasher, side view - Micrathyria didyma - male Jade-striped Sylph -- Macrothemis inequiunguis - Macrothemis inequiunguis - male Common whitetail - Plathemis lydia - female Plathemis lydia - Common Whitetail - Plathemis lydia - male Please confirm female Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis)? - Pachydiplax longipennis Dot-tailed whteface - Leucorrhinia intacta - female Green dragonfly - Erythemis simplicicollis
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies)
Suborder Anisoptera (Dragonflies)
Family Libellulidae (Skimmers)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
This is Libellulidae s.s. Some authors include Corduliidae amd Macromiidae as subfamilies within Libellulidae and treat this group as a subfamily.(1)
Numbers
109 spp. in 28 genera in our area(2), ca. 945 spp. in 143 genera worldwide(1)
Range
Cosmopolitan; in NA, south of the tree line
Works Cited
1.Dragonfly Genera of the New World
Rosser W. Garrison, Natalia von Ellenrieder, Jerry A. Louton. 2006. Johns Hopkins University Press.
2.Dragonfly Society of the Americas. 2012. North American Odonata