Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Genus Libellula

Libellula croceipennis - male Dragonfly - Libellula Dragonfly - Libellula needhami Dragonfly - Libellula luctuosa Needham's Skimmer Dragonfly - Libellula needhami - male dragonfly - Libellula Gold Colored Dragonfly - Libellula quadrimaculata Flame Skimmer - Libellula saturata - male
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
Explanation of Names
Libellula Linnaeus, 1758
Numbers
About 25 species. Most are North American.