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Species Helocordulia selysii - Selys' Sundragon

Selys Sundragon - Helocordulia selysii Sely's Sundragon - Helocordulia selysii - male Common Baskettail? - Helocordulia selysii - male Helocordulia selysii - female Helocordulia selysii - female Selys' Sundragon - Helocordulia selysii - female Selys' Sundragon - Helocordulia selysii - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies)
Suborder Anisoptera (Dragonflies)
Family Corduliidae (Emeralds)
Genus Helocordulia (Sundragons)
Species selysii (Selys' Sundragon)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Helocordulia selysii (Hagen in Selys, 1878)
Explanation of Names
Named for Belgian entomologist and odonata specialist Edmond de Sélys Longchamps.
Size
length 38-41 mm
Habitat
small streams in forests, typically with sandy bottoms (Odonata Central)
See Also
Helocordulia uhleri - Uhler's Sundragon
Internet References
Odonata Central--Selys' Sundragon