Scarlet dwarf

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Scarlet Dwarf
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Scarlet Dwarf (male)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Suborder: Anisoptera
Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Nannophya
Species: N. pygmaea
Binomial name
Nannophya pygmaea
Rambur, 1842

Nannophya pygmaea, known variously as the Scarlet Dwarf, Northern Pygmyfly, or Tiny Dragonfly, is a dragonfly of the family Libellulidae, native from Southeast Asia to China and Japan, occasionally found south to Australia.

This species has the distinction of being the smallest of the dragonflies, with a wingspan of only 20 mm (3/4 in).

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Scarlet Dwarf (female)