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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Cladus: Odonatoptera
Cladus: Holodonata
Ordo: Odonata
Subordo: Epiprocta
Infraordo: Anisoptera
Superfamilia: Libelluloidea

Familia: Libellulidae
Subfamilia: Libellulinae
Genus: Cannaphila
Species: C. insularis – C. mortoni – C. vibex

Cannaphila Kirby, 1889

Cannaphila is a small Neotropical genus of dragonflies in the family Libellulidae. They are commonly called narrow-winged skimmers. One species, C. insularis, occurs in North America.[1] There are three species.[2]

Species include:[3]

Male Female Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Cannaphila insularis judygva 41354594.jpg Cannaphila insularis Kirby, 1889 gray-waisted skimmer Texas south to Panama[1]
Cannaphila mortoni Donnelly, 1992 Panama, Costa Rica[4]
Cannaphila vibex (Hagen, 1861) widespread from Mexico to Argentina.[5]


Paulson, Dennis R. (2009). Dragonflies and Damselflies of the West. Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-691-12281-4.
Trapero-Quintana, A. D., & Cuéllar-Araújo, N. (2009). Description of the last instar larva of Cannaphila insularis funerea (Carpenter, 1897)(Anisoptera: Libellulidae), with notes on the habitat of the species. Zootaxa, 2034, 61-64.
Dennis Paulson; Martin Schorr; Cyrille Deliry. "World Odonata List". University of Puget Sound. Retrieved 15 Feb 2022.
Paulson, D. R. (2009). "Cannaphila mortoni". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2009: e.T165076A5960045. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2009-2.RLTS.T165076A5960045.en. Retrieved 24 December 2017.
von Ellenrieder, N. (2009). "Cannaphila vibex". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2009: e.T159082A5307506. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2009-2.RLTS.T159082A5307506.en. Retrieved 24 December 2017.

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