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Species Libellula quadrimaculata - Four-spotted Skimmer

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies)
Suborder Anisoptera (Dragonflies)
Family Libellulidae (Skimmers)
Genus Libellula
Species quadrimaculata (Four-spotted Skimmer)
Explanation of Names
The common name is derived from the meaning of the species name "quadrimaculata, but it's difficult to figure how one can count only four spots on this Dragonfly!