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Family Macromiidae - Cruisers

Stream Cruisers, mating - Didymops transversa - male - female Dragonfly - Didymops transversa Dragonfly - Didymops transversa Royal River Cruiser? - Macromia taeniolata Dragonfly - Didymops transversa Found this while camping - Macromia magnifica Royal River Cruiser - Macromia taeniolata - male River Cruiser sp. - Macromia taeniolata
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