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Family Libellulidae - Skimmers

Green Dragonfly - Erythemis simplicicollis - female Tramea lacerata - male Autumn meadowhawk fall colours - Sympetrum vicinum - male Dragonfly - Erythrodiplax berenice Twelve-spotted Skimmer - Libellula pulchella - male unknown dragonfly - Pantala hymenaea Seaside Dragonlet or Little Blue Dragonlet? - Pachydiplax longipennis - female Dragonfly with gold pterostigma - Pachydiplax longipennis
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