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Genus Pantala - Rainpool Gliders

Spot-winged skimmer in grape vineyard - Pantala hymenaea Wandering Glider - Pantala flavescens Unk Red Eyed Dragonfly  - Pantala hymenaea Spot-Winged Glider - Pantala hymenaea Dragonfly - Pantala hymenaea Spot-winged Glider_Pantala hymenaea - Pantala hymenaea Dragonfly species - Pantala hymenaea Pantala hymenaea - 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 Pantala (Rainpool Gliders)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pantala Hagen, 1861
Explanation of Names
Fliedner and Martens (2008) give the origin as Greek pant "all" plus ale, "wandering or roaming without home or hope of rest", describing the cosmopolitan distribution and vagrant behavior.
Numbers
2 North American species: flavescens and hymenaea (1)
See Also
Saddlebags--Tramea
Print References
Fliedner, H. and Martens, A. The meaning of the scientific names of Seychelles dragonflies (Odonata). Phelsuma 16 (2008); 49-57 (PDF)