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Family Macromiidae - Cruisers

Illinois River Cruiser (Macromia illinoiensis) - Macromia illinoiensis - female Illinois River Cruiser (teneral male) - Macromia illinoiensis - male Stream Cruiser - Didymops transversa - female Stream Cruiser - Didymops transversa - female Royal River Cruiser - Macromia taeniolata - male Macromia illinoiensis Stream Cruiser - Ontario - Didymops transversa Dragonfly - possible river cruiser? - Macromia - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies)
Suborder Anisoptera (Dragonflies)
Family Macromiidae (Cruisers)
Other Common Names
River Emeralds(1)
Numbers
9 spp. in 2 genera in our area(2), 3 genera worldwide (incl. Macromia with >100 spp.)(1)
Range
worldwide; Macromia is cosmopolitan, Didymops Nearctic, and one Oriental genus(1)
Works Cited
1.Dragonflies of the World
Jill Silsby. 2001. Smithsonian Institution Press.
2.Dragonfly Society of the Americas. 2012. North American Odonata