Libellula

Broad-bodied chaser Libellula depressa, copyright Keith Gallie.

Belongs within: Libellulidae.

Libellula, the skimmers, is a Holarctic genus of dragonflies in which the wings are commonly patterned with a long pterostigma, crossed triangle and distally widening discoidal field in the fore wing.

<==Libellula Linnaeus 1758L58
    |--L. aenea Linnaeus 1758L58
    |--L. americana Linnaeus 1758L58
    |--L. angelina Selys 1883I92
    |--L. chinensis Linnaeus 1758L58
    |--L. depressa Linnaeus 1758L58
    |--L. dimidiata Linnaeus 1758L58
    |--L. edwardsii de Selys 1847E12
    |--L. fasciata Linnaeus 1758L58
    |--L. flaveola Linnaeus 1758L58
    |--L. forcipata Linnaeus 1758L58
    |--L. grandis Linnaeus 1758L58
    |--L. juncea Linnaeus 1758L58
    |--L. lydiaRS10
    |--L. manadensis Boisduval 1835B35
    |--L. puella Linnaeus 1758L58
    |--L. quadrimaculata Linnaeus 1758L58
    |    |--L. q. quadrimaculataI92
    |    `--L. q. asahinaiI92
    |--L. rubicunda Linnaeus 1758L58
    |--L. saturataTW05
    |--L. scoticaR13
    |--L. separata de Selys 1847E12
    |--L. umbrata Linnaeus 1758L58
    |--L. virgo Linnaeus 1758L58
    |--L. vulgata Linnaeus 1758L58
    `--L. vulgatissima Linnaeus 1758L58
Nomen nudum: Libellula brevialata Münster ex Weijenbergh 1869FB03

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

[B35] Boisduval, J. B. 1835. Voyage de Découvertes de l’Astrolabe. Exécuté par ordre du Roi, pendant les années 1826–1827–1828–1829, sous le commandement de M. J. Dumont d’Urville. Faune entomologique de l’océan Pacifique, avec l’illustration des insectes nouveaux recueillis pendant le voyage vol. 2. Coléoptères et autres ordres. J. Tastu: Paris.

[E12] Evenhuis, N. L. 2012. Publication and dating of the Exploration Scientifique de l’Algérie: Histoire Naturelle des Animaux Articulés (1846–1849) by Pierre Hippolyte Lucas. Zootaxa 3448: 1–61.

[FB03] Fleck, G., G. Bechly, X. Martínez-Delclòs, E. Jarzembowski, R. Coram & A. Nel. 2003. Phylogeny and classification of the Stenophlebioptera (Odonata: Epiproctophora). Annales de la Societe Entomologique de France 39 (1): 55–93.

[I92] Iwahashi, J. (ed.) 1992. Reddo Deeta Animaruzu: a pictorial of Japanese fauna facing extinction. JICC: Tokyo.

[L58] Linnaeus, C. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Tomus I. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentii Salvii: Holmiae.

[RS10] Regier, J. C., J. W. Shultz, A. Zwick, A. Hussey, B. Ball, R. Wetzer, J. W. Martin & C. W. Cunningham. 2010. Arthropod relationships revealed by phylogenomic analysis of nuclear protein-coding sequences. Nature 463: 1079–1083.

[R13] Reuter, O. M. 1913. Lebensgewohnheiten und Instinkte der Insekten bis zum Erwachen der sozialen Instinkte. R. Friedländer & Sohn: Berlin.

[TW05] Terry, M. D., & M. F. Whiting. 2005. Mantophasmatodea and phylogeny of the lower neopterous insects. Cladistics 21: 240–257.

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