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Cannaphila

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Subclassis: Pterygota
Division: Palaeoptera
Ordo: Odonata
Subordo: Anisoptera
Superfamilia: Libelluloidea
Familia: Libellulidae
Subfamilia: Libellulinae
Genus: Cannaphila
Species: C. insularis - C. mortoni - C. vibex

Name

Cannaphila Kirby, 1889

Cannaphila is a small Neotropical genus of dragonflies in the Libellulidae family. They are commonly called Narrow-winged Skimmers. Only one species,C. insularis,occurs in North America.[1]

The genus contains the following species:[2]

* Cannaphila insularis Kirby, 1889 - Gray-waisted Skimmer, Texas south to Panama[1]
* Cannaphila mortoni Donnelly, 1992, Panama, Costa Rica[3]
* Cannaphila vibex (Hagen, 1861), widespread.[4]

References

1. ^ a b Paulson, Dennis R. (2009). Dragonflies and Damselflies of the West. Princeton University Press. ISBN 0691122814.
2. ^ Martin Schorr, Martin Lindeboom, Dennis Paulson. "World Odonata List". University of Puget Sound. http://www.pugetsound.edu/academics/academic-resources/slater-museum/biodiversity-resources/dragonflies/world-odonata-list/. Retrieved 11 August 2010.
3. ^ Paulson, D. R. (2007) Cannaphila mortoni In: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.3. www.iucnredlist.org Downloaded on 20 October 2010.
4. ^ von Ellenrieder, N. (2007) Cannaphila vibex In: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.3. www.iucnredlist.org Downloaded on 20 October 2010.

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