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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: Urothemistinae
Genus: Macrodiplax
Species: M. balteata – M. cora
Macrodiplax Brauer, 1868

Macrodiplax is a genus of dragonflies in the family Libellulidae.[2] It is found across the tropics and subtropics, however it is not found in Africa.[3]

The genus Macrodiplax includes only two species:[4]

Male Female Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Macrodiplax balteata.jpg Marl pennant (Macrodiplax balteata) female.JPG Macrodiplax balteata (Hagen, 1861) Marl Pennant[5] southern United States, the Caribbean and South America
Macrodiplax cora,coastal glider. 2.jpg Macrodiplax cora (5).jpg Macrodiplax cora (Kaup in Brauer, 1867) Cora’s Pennant,[6] Wandering Pennant[7] Tropical Asia and Australasia


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"Genus: Macrodiplax Brauer, 1868". Australian Faunal Directory. Australian Biological Resources Study. 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
Watson, J.A.L.; Theischinger, G.; Abbey, H.M. (1991). The Australian Dragonflies: A Guide to the Identification, Distributions and Habitats of Australian Odonata. Melbourne: CSIRO. p. 278. ISBN 0643051368.
Martin Schorr; Dennis Paulson. "World Odonata List". University of Puget Sound. Retrieved 12 Oct 2018.
"North American Odonata". University of Puget Sound. 2009. Retrieved 1 Sep 2011.
Sharma, G. (2013). "Macrodiplax cora". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2013: e.T167478A17531208. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-1.RLTS.T167478A17531208.en. Retrieved 24 December 2017.
Theischinger, Gunther; Hawking, John (2007). The complete field guide to dragonflies of Australia. Collingwood, Vic.: CSIRO Publishing. ISBN 0-643-09073-8.

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