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Genus Plathemis - Whitetails

Common Whitetail (Plathemis lydia) - Plathemis lydia - male Libellulidae: Plathemis lydia - Plathemis lydia - male 12 spotted skimmer - Plathemis lydia - female Common Whitetail - Plathemis lydia - male Another Dragonfly that frequents my area - Plathemis lydia - male Also a Baskettail maybe a male? - Plathemis lydia - female Dragonfly - Plathemis lydia Common Whitetail - Plathemis lydia - female
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)