Scarlet dwarf

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Scarlet dwarf
Nannophya pygmaea.JPG
Scarlet dwarf (male)
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Infraorder: Anisoptera
Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Nannophya
N. pygmaea
Binomial name
Nannophya pygmaea
Rambur, 1842[1]

Nannophya pygmaea, known variously as the scarlet dwarf, northern pygmyfly, or tiny dragonfly, is a dragonfly of the family Libellulidae,[2] 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).


  1. ^ Rambur, Jules (1842). Histoire naturelle des insectes. Névroptères (in French). Paris: Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret. pp. 534 [30] – via Gallica.
  2. ^ Schorr, Martin; Paulson, Dennis. "World Odonata List". Slater Museum of Natural History. University of Puget Sound. Retrieved 21 April 2017.

External links[edit]

Scarlet dwarf (female)