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Genus Nannothemis

Elfin Skimmer - Nannothemis bella - male Elfin Skimmer side view - Nannothemis bella - male Elfin Skimmer - Nannothemis bella - male Elfin Skimmer - Nannothemis bella - female Elfin Skimmer - Nannothemis bella - female Elfin Skimmer - Nannothemis bella - female Nannothemis bella  - Nannothemis bella - male Nannothemis bella
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies)
Suborder Anisoptera (Dragonflies)
Family Libellulidae (Skimmers)
Genus Nannothemis
Explanation of Names
Author of genus is Brauer, 1868. From nanno (or nano, from Greek, meaning little old man, or dwarf), plus the ubiquitous suffix -themis. This is from Greek, first used by Hagen in 1861, and it means "what has been established", i.e., rule, or law. Themis was also a goddess of order and justice. However, it is possible the suffix was also simply based on the Greek suffixes -hemis (half), or -emis. See this Odonata list post by KD Dijkstra.
Numbers
One North American species, Nannothemis bella.