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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Infraorder  Anisoptera
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Odonate
Subphylum  Hexapoda
Suborder  Epiprocta
Family  Libellulidae
Rank  Genus
Dythemis httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu
Similar  Odonate, Brachymesia, Micrathyria, Brechmorhoga, Macrothemis

Dythemis nigra male by ruy penalva

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


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.

The genus includes the following species:

  • Dythemis fugax Hagen, 1861 - Checkered Setwing
  • Dythemis maya Calvert, 1906 - Mayan Setwing
  • Dythemis nigra Martin, 1897
  • Dythemis nigrescens Calvert, 1899 - Black Setwing
  • Dythemis rufinervis (Burmeister, 1839)
  • Dythemis sterilis Hagen, 1861 - Brown Setwing
  • Dythemis velox Hagen, 1861 - Swift Setwing
  • Dythemis velox male slow motion release


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