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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Family: Aeshnidae
Genus: Tetracanthagyna
Selys, 1883

Tetracanthagyna is a genus of dragonflies in the family Aeshnidae.

T. plagiata is the world's largest dragonfly by wingspan and the female T. plagiata is probably the heaviest living odonate.[1]

The genus contains the following species:[2]


  1. ^ T. M. Leong; S. L. Tay (2009). "Encounters with Tetracanthagyna plagiata (Waterhouse) in Singapore, with an Observation of Oviposition" (PDF). Nature in Singapore. National University of Singapore. 2: 115–119. Retrieved 14 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Martin Schorr; Martin Lindeboom; Dennis Paulson. "World Odonata List". University of Puget Sound. Retrieved 3 Oct 2013.