Protoneuridae

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Protoneuridae
Prodasineura croconota.jpg
Prodasineura croconota
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Suborder: Zygoptera
Family: Protoneuridae
Tillyard, 1917 [1]
Genera

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The Protoneuridae are a family of damselflies. Most species are commonly known as threadtails, while others are commonly known as bambootails. They are called threadtails because their abdomen are thin and threadlike.

Characteristics[edit]

Threadtails are usually small-sized damselflies and their wings are narrow and mostly transparent, with simple venation. The males tend to be colourful and many have a red, orange, yellow or blue thorax and a black abdomen. Others have a black thorax and brightly-coloured abdomen and others are entirely dark. Their usual habitats are the verges of rivers and streams and the margins of large lakes.[2]

Genera[edit]

The family contains the following genera :[3][4]

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