Species Libellula quadrimaculata - Four-spotted Skimmer
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies)
Suborder Anisoptera (Dragonflies)
Family Libellulidae (Skimmers)
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!
Contributed by Troy Bartlett on 14 April, 2004 - 11:21pm Additional contributions by David Ferguson Last updated 27 July, 2012 - 2:25pm
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