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Family Macromiidae - Cruisers

Illinois River Cruiser (Macromia illinoiensis) - Macromia illinoiensis - female Royal River Cruiser? - Macromia taeniolata Unknown bug on fern - Macromia Macromia margarita - Mountain River Cruiser - Macromia margarita - female Dragonfly - Didymops transversa Dragonfly & its exuvia. - Didymops transversa Royal River Cruiser - Macromia taeniolata Macromia illinoiensis - male
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