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Family Libellulidae - Skimmers

Blue Dasher - Pachydiplax longipennis - female Variegated Meadowhawk - Sympetrum corruptum Unknown Meadowhawk? - Sympetrum Hudsonian Whiteface - Leucorrhinia hudsonica - male Gold & Black Dragonfly - Pachydiplax longipennis Nannothemis bella - Elfin Skimmer - teneral female - Nannothemis bella Eastern Band-winged Meadowhawk (Sympetrum semicinctum) - Sympetrum semicinctum Slaty Skimmer - Libellula incesta - 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