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Skimmer Dragonflies

Family Libellulidae


The skimmers or perchers and their relatives form the Libellulidae, the largest dragonfly family in the world. It is sometimes considered to contain the Corduliidae as the subfamily Corduliinae and the Macromiidae as the subfamily Macromiinae. Even if these are excluded (as Silsby does), there still remains a family of over 1000 species. With nearly worldwide distribution, these are almost certainly the most often seen of all dragonflies.

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Red-veined Dropwing
Trithemas arteriosa Red-veined Dropwing (Trithemas arteriosa)

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Wendy Clapham
Wendy Clapham 8 years ago

Thank you Riekos

RiekoS 8 years ago

Very lovely.

Wendy Clapham
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Wendy Clapham

Overstrand Local Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Jan 12, 2013
Submitted on Feb 16, 2013

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