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Genus Plathemis - Whitetails

Common Whitetail with exuvia - Plathemis lydia Common Whitetail Dragonfly For Illinois In May - Plathemis lydia - female Dragonfly - Plathemis lydia Brown Dragonfly - Plathemis lydia - female Common Whitetail (teneral)  - Plathemis lydia Common Whitetail - Plathemis lydia - male Common Whitetail - Plathemis lydia - female Common whitetail dragonfly - Plathemis lydia - male
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies)
Suborder Anisoptera (Dragonflies)
Family Libellulidae (Skimmers)
Genus Plathemis (Whitetails)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
included in Libellula by some authors
2 species in North America (Odonata of North America)
Internet References
taxonomy (Odonata of North America)