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Libellula Linnaeus 1758 (common skimmer)

Insecta - Odonata - Libellulidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 178151

Synonym: Platetrum Newman 1833 (taxon 152057)

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Parent taxon: Libellulinae according to H. Steinmann 1997

Sister taxon: Orthemis

Subtaxa: Libellula (Heterophlebia), Libellula adriatica, Libellula aglaia, Libellula grandis, Libellula kieseli, Libellula knetti, Libellula mediterranea, Libellula oeningensis, Libellula pannewitziana, Libellula pourqueryi, Libellula requieniana, Libellula sieboldiana, Libellula ukrainensis

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Ecology: fast-moving volant carnivore-insectivore