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Genus Libellula

Eight-spotted Skimmer - Libellula forensis - female Flame Skimmer for California in August - Libellula saturata - male Painted Skimmer - Libellula semifasciata - male Libellula vibrans - male Dragonfly 12 - Libellula cyanea - female Libellula pulchella - Twelve-spotted Skimmer - Libellula pulchella - female Dragonfly ID - Libellula luctuosa - male Needham's Skimmer - Libellula needhami - female
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
Explanation of Names
Libellula Linnaeus, 1758
About 25 species. Most are North American.