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For the United States & Canada

Species Miathyria marcella - Hyacinth Glider

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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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