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Family Macromiidae - Cruisers

Stream Cruiser - Didymops transversa - female Stream Cruiser - Didymops transversa - female Macromiidae, genus Macromia - Macromia Stream Cruiser - Didymops transversa - female Bug from Androscoggin river in Maine - Macromia illinoiensis Dragonfly Species - Macromia dragonfly - Didymops transversa - male 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