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Tauriphila

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Libellulidae
Rank  Genus
Class  Insecta
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Odonate
Similar  Miathyria, Macrothemis, Dythemis, Brechmorhoga, Brachymesia

Tauriphila australis male by ruy penalva


Tauriphila is a genus of dragonflies in the family Libellulidae. They are commonly known as Pasture Gliders. The species are neotropical with two, the Garnet and Aztec Gliders reaching the southern USA.

The genus contains the following species:

  • Tauriphila argo (Hagen, 1869) - Arch-tipped Glider
  • Tauriphila australis (Hagen, 1867) - Garnet Glider
  • Tauriphila azteca Calvert, 1906 - Aztec Glider
  • Tauriphila risi Martin, 1896
  • Tauriphila xiphea Ris, 1913
  • References

    Tauriphila Wikipedia


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