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Pin-tailed pondhawk (Erythemis plebeja).JPG
E. plebeja, Tobago
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Suborder: Epiprocta
Infraorder: Anisoptera
Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Erythemis
Hagen, 1861

Erythemis is a genus of dragonflies in the Libellulidae family, commonly known as Pondhawks. These medium- to large-sized skimmers are voracious predators of other insects up to their own size, including other dragonflies.[1]

The genus contains the following species:[2]


  1. ^ Paulson, Dennis R. (2009). Dragonflies and Damselflies of the West. Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-691-12281-4. 
  2. ^ Martin Schorr; Martin Lindeboom; Dennis Paulson. "World Odonata List". University of Puget Sound. Retrieved 3 Oct 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "North American Odonata". University of Puget Sound. 2009. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 
  4. ^ von Ellenrieder, N. (2007). "Erythemis haematogastra". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 5 October 2010. 

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