Archaeophya is a small genus of dragonflies belonging to the family Gomphomacromiidae. Species of Archaeophya are large dragonflies with metallic bodies, dark with yellow spots and clear wings. They only occur in eastern Australia.
The genus contains the following two species:
- Archaeophya adamsi Fraser, 1959 – horned urfly
- Archaeophya magnifica Theischinger & Watson, 1978 – magnificent urfly
Note about family
There are differing views as to the family that Archaeophya best belongs to:
- It is considered to be part of the Gomphomacromiidae family at the Australian Faunal Directory
- It is considered to be part of the Synthemistidae family in the World Odonata List at the Slater Museum of Natural History
- It is considered to be part of the Corduliidae family at Wikispecies
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- Fraser, F.C. (1959). "New genera and species of Odonata from Australia in the Dobson Collection". The Australian Zoologist. 12: 352–361  – via Biodiversity Heritage Library.
- "Genus Archaeophya Fraser, 1959". Australian Faunal Directory. Australian Biological Resources Study. 2012. Retrieved 29 March 2017.
- Günther Theischinger; John Hawking (2006). The Complete Field Guide to Dragonflies of Australia. CSIRO Publishing. ISBN 0-643-09073-8.
- Martin Schorr; Martin Lindeboom; Dennis Paulson. "World Odonata List". University of Puget Sound. Archived from the original on 28 August 2010. Retrieved 11 August 2010.