From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Infraorder: Anisoptera
Family: Gomphomacromiidae
Genus: Archaeophya
Fraser, 1959[1]
Archaeophya distribution map.svg

Archaeophya is a small genus of dragonflies belonging to the family Gomphomacromiidae.[2] Species of Archaeophya are large dragonflies with metallic bodies, dark with yellow spots and clear wings. They only occur in eastern Australia.[3]


The genus contains the following two species:[4]

Note about family[edit]

There are differing views as to the family that Archaeophya best belongs to:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Fraser, F.C. (1959). "New genera and species of Odonata from Australia in the Dobson Collection". The Australian Zoologist. 12: 352–361 [354] – via Biodiversity Heritage Library.
  2. ^ a b "Genus Archaeophya Fraser, 1959". Australian Faunal Directory. Australian Biological Resources Study. 2012. Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  3. ^ Günther Theischinger; John Hawking (2006). The Complete Field Guide to Dragonflies of Australia. CSIRO Publishing. ISBN 0-643-09073-8.
  4. ^ a b 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.