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Family Macromiidae - Cruisers

Illinois River Cruiser - Macromia illinoiensis - male Stream Cruiser - Didymops transversa - male Swift River Cruiser in New Brunswick - Macromia illinoiensis - male Royal River Cruiser - Macromia taeniolata - male Macromiidae ... but which one? - Macromia illinoiensis Georgia River Cruiser - Macromia illinoiensis ROak4 - Didymops transversa Illinois River Cruiser - 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