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Family Macromiidae - Cruisers

Odonata, Macromiidae - Macromia illinoiensis Illinois River Cruiser (teneral male) - Macromia illinoiensis - male Unknown bug ventral view - Didymops transversa dragonfly - Didymops transversa Somatochlora sp? - Didymops transversa - male Texas - Royal River Cruiser - Macromia taeniolata  Stream Cruiser - Didymops transversa 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