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Family Macromiidae - Cruisers

Stream Cruiser (Didymops transversa) - Didymops transversa - female Dragonfly & its exuvia. - Didymops transversa Unknown Dragonfly Nymph - Didymops transversa Creek dragonfly - Didymops transversa Stream Cruiser - Didymops transversa - male DragonflyStreamCruiserClubtail_Didymops_transversa05092017_CV_ - Didymops transversa - male - female Swift River Cruiser - Macromia illinoiensis - male Dragonfly - Macromia illinoiensis
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