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Species Miathyria marcella - Hyacinth Glider

Pondhawk? - Miathyria marcella - male Unknown Dragon - Miathyria marcella - female Dragonfly - Miathyria marcella TX - Hyacinth Glider - Miathyria marcella unid skimmer dragonfly with basal pattern in rear wing - Miathyria marcella Hyacinth glider - Miathyria marcella - male Hyacinth glider - Miathyria marcella - male Hyacinth Glider - Miathyria marcella
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 Miathyria
Species marcella (Hyacinth Glider)
Size
Length: 35-41 mm; abdomen: 21-27 mm; hindwing: 27-34 mm.
Range
Mexico, Central and South America all the way to Argentina, but was not reported from the United States until 1950. Probably introduced with water hyacinth (Eichhornia).
As far north as Virginia.
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