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Family Libellulidae - Skimmers

Pennant? - Sympetrum semicinctum Four Spotted Skimmer - Libellula quadrimaculata Black Saddlebags - Tramea lacerata Pruinose Dragon - Libellula incesta Dragonfly on beach of Chesapeake Bay - Libellula Dragonfly - Pantala flavescens Dragonfly ID? - Plathemis lydia - male Blue-faced meadowhawk dragonfly - Sympetrum ambiguum
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