Corduliidae

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Corduliidae
Somatochlora arctica.JPG
Somatochlora arctica, the northern emerald dragonfly
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Suborder: Epiprocta
Infraorder: Anisoptera
Family: Corduliidae
Subfamilies

The insect family Corduliidae contains the emerald dragonflies or green-eyed skimmers. These dragonflies are usually black or dark brown with areas of metallic green or yellow, and most of them have large, emerald-green eyes. The larvae are black, hairy-looking, and usually semiaquatic. Members of this family include the baskettails, emeralds, river cruisers, sundragons, shadowdragons, and boghaunters. They are not uncommon and are found nearly worldwide, but some individual species are quite rare. Hine's emerald dragonfly (Somatochlora hineana), for example, is an endangered species in the United States.

Selected genera[edit]

Some genera included in this family are:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Martin Schorr; Dennis Paulson. "World Odonata List". University of Puget Sound. Retrieved 12 Oct 2018.
  2. ^ "Genus Hemicordulia Selys, 1870". Australian Faunal Directory. Australian Biological Resources Study. 18 July 2012. Retrieved 4 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Genus Metaphya Laidlaw, 1912". Australian Faunal Directory. Australian Biological Resources Study. 19 July 2012. Retrieved 4 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Genus Pentathemis Karsch, 1890". Australian Faunal Directory. Australian Biological Resources Study. 19 July 2012. Retrieved 4 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Genus Procordulia Martin, 1907". Australian Faunal Directory. Australian Biological Resources Study. 18 July 2012. Retrieved 4 February 2017.

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