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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Suborder: Zygoptera
Family: Amphipterygidae
Selys, 1853
Genus: Amphipteryx
Selys, 1853

Amphipteryx is a genus of damselflies, the only genus in the family Amphipterygidae.[1] It is limited to Mesoamerica from Mexico to Honduras and Guatemala.[1]

Most damselflies in this family live in tropical rainforests and cloud forests. They rest on vegetation hanging over seeps and streams. The larvae live in gravel and leaf litter.[1]

There are five species in this family:[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Jocque, M. & Argueta, I. (2014). A new species in the genus Amphipteryx Selys, 1853 (Odonata, Amphipterygidae) from Pico Bonito National Park, Honduras. ZooKeys 408 71.
  2. ^ von Ellenrieder, N. & Paulson, D. 2006. Amphipteryx agrioides. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 23 January 2016.