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Superregnum: Eukaryota
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: Trithemistinae
Genus: Dythemis
Species: D. fugax – D. maya – D. multipunctata – D. nigrescens – D. rufinervis – D. sterilis – D. velox

Dythemis Hagen, 1861

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Dythemis is a Neotropical genus of dragonflies in the Libellulidae family, commonly known as Setwings.[1]

There are seven species. In 2011, it was proposed that D. multipunctata be made a subspecies of D. sterilis, and individuals of the species in the Lesser Antilles be called D. nigra.[2]

The genus includes the following species:[3]

Male Female Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Checkered setwing (27169741656).jpg Dythemis fugax Hagen, 1861 Checkered Setwing[4] Central America and North America
Dythemis maya Calvert, 1906 Mayan Setwing[4] Central America and North America
Dythemis nigra m.jpg Blue-eyed setwing (Dythemis nigra) female.jpg Dythemis nigra Martin, 1897[2] South America
Dythemis nigrescens1.jpg Dythemis nigrescens Calvert, 1899 Black Setwing[4] Central America and North America
Dythemis rufinervis (Burmeister, 1839) Caribbean
Brown Setwing. Dythemis sterilis - Flickr - gailhampshire (1).jpg Brown Setwing - Dythemis sterilis. female - Flickr - gailhampshire.jpg Dythemis sterilis Hagen, 1861 Brown Setwing Mexico and the Caribbean south through Central America
Swift Setwing - Dythemis velox, Jackson Abbott Wetlands, Ft. Belvoir, Virginia - 27938551876.jpg Dythemis velox 3.jpg Dythemis velox Hagen, 1861 Swift Setwing[4] Central America and North America


Paulson, D. R. (2009). Dragonflies and Damselflies of the West. Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-691-12281-4.
Meurgey, F. and C. Poiron. (2011). The true Dythemis multipunctata Kirby, 1894, from the West Indies and proposed new taxonomic status (Odonata: Anisoptera: Libellulidae). Zootaxa 3019, 51-62.
Martin Schorr; Martin Lindeboom; Dennis Paulson. "World Odonata List". University of Puget Sound. Retrieved 11 August 2010.
"North American Odonata". University of Puget Sound. 2009. Retrieved 5 August 2010.

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