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Pantala hymenaea
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Infraorder: Anisoptera
Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Pantala
Hagen, 1861[1]

Pantala is a genus of dragonfly in the family Libellulidae[2] commonly called the Rainpool Gliders. They are found almost worldwide.[3]


Pantala contains the following species:[4]


  1. ^ Hagen, H.A. (1861). Synopsis of the Neuroptera of North America with a List of the South American Species. Washington: Smithsonian Institution. pp. 347 [141]. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.1715 – via Biodiversity Heritage Library. 
  2. ^ "Genus Pantala Hagen, 1861". Australian Faunal Directory. Australian Biological Resources Study. 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2017. 
  3. ^ Watson, J.A.L.; Theischinger, G.; Abbey, H.M. (1991). The Australian Dragonflies: A Guide to the Identification, Distributions and Habitats of Australian Odonata. Melbourne: CSIRO. p. 278. ISBN 0643051368. 
  4. ^ Martin Schorr; Martin Lindeboom; Dennis Paulson. "World Odonata List". University of Puget Sound. Retrieved 3 Oct 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "North American Odonata". University of Puget Sound. 2009. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Pantala at Wikimedia Commons
  • Data related to Pantala at Wikispecies