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Species Rhionaeschna psilus - Turquoise-tipped Darner

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies)
Suborder Anisoptera (Dragonflies)
Family Aeshnidae (Darners)
Genus Rhionaeschna
Species psilus (Turquoise-tipped Darner)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
formerly Aeshna psilus
Explanation of Names
From the original description: "Greek ψιλος ('in Attic prose as a military term, of ψιλοι soldiers without heavy armour, light troops')."
The species resembles Rhionaeschna cornigera except some of the spines on the male secondary genitalia are shorter.
Range
Widespread in Central America, occasional visitor to southern United States with records from Orange County, California, southern Arizona, and southern Texas.
Internet References
scientific name reference and common name (Odonata of North America, U. of Puget Sound, Washington)