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Copera marginipes
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Suborder: Zygoptera
Superfamily: Coenagrionoidea
Family: Platycnemididae
Jacobson and Bianchi, 1905

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The Platycnemididae are a family of damselflies. They are known commonly as white-legged damselflies.[1] There are over 400 species native to the Old World.[2] The family is divided into several subfamilies.[2]

There are about 42 genera.[3]

Genera include:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Platycnemididae. Fossilworks.
  2. ^ a b Dijkstra, K. D. B., Kalkman, V. J., Dow, R. A., Stokvis, F. R., & Van Tol, J. (2014). Redefining the damselfly families: a comprehensive molecular phylogeny of Zygoptera (Odonata). Systematic Entomology, 39(1), 68-96.
  3. ^ Theischinger, G., Gassmann, D., & Richards, S. J. (2015). Macrocnemis gracilis, a new genus and species of Idiocnemidinae (Zygoptera: Platycnemididae) from Papua New Guinea. Zootaxa, 3990(3), 429.