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Family Libellulidae - Skimmers

Dragonfly - Pachydiplax longipennis - male Dragonfly - Sympetrum Erythemis collocata? - Erythemis collocata - male Band-winged Meadowhawk - Sympetrum semicinctum - female Slaty Skimmer - Libellula incesta - male Autumn Meadohawk - Sympetrum vicinum Frosted whiteface - Leucorrhinia frigida - female BioBlitz Bug 19 - Erythemis simplicicollis - male
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