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Family Libellulidae - Skimmers

Dragonfly - Libellula incesta Is this a Juvenile Common Whitetail Male?  - Plathemis lydia dragonfly- whiteface? - Leucorrhinia intacta Autumn Meadowhawk - Sympetrum vicinum Dragonfly ID please - Libellula saturata - female Great Blue Skimmer - Libellula vibrans - male Dragonfly - unidentified - Sympetrum Dragonfly  - Ladona julia
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)
109 spp. in 28 genera in our area(2), ca. 945 spp. in 143 genera worldwide(1)
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