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Anisoptera or Epiprocta
In the leaf of a plant in the balcony. The Anisoptera (true dragonflies) are reduced to an infraorder in the new suborder Epiprocta (dragonflies in general). The artificial grouping Anisozygoptera is disbanded, its members being largely recognized as extinct offshoots at various stages of dragonfly evolution. In general, large dragonflies like the hawkers have a maximum speed of 10–15 metres per second (22–34 mph) with average cruising speed of about 4.5 metres per second (10 mph).
Classification. Kingdom: Animalia. Phylum: Arthropoda. Class: Insecta. Order: Odonata. Suborder: Epiprocta. Infraorder: Anisoptera
Spotted on Jul 10, 2011
Submitted on Sep 6, 2011