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Megalestes anglicus Cockerell 1915 (damselfly)

Insecta - Odonata

PaleoDB taxon number: 194594

Full reference: T. D. A. Cockerell. 1915. British fossil insects. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 49:469-499

Belongs to Zygoptera according to A. Nel and G. Fleck 2014

Sister taxa: Agrion exhaustum, Agrion hecticum, Agrion mysis, Agrion thais, Caloptera, Dinosamarura, Dysagrionidae, Euzygoptera, Gomphus resinatus, Hemiphlebioidea, Italolestes, Mesomegaloprepidae, Platystictoidea, Samarura, Santanagrion, Sieblosiidae, Steleopteridae, Steropoides, Valerea

Type specimen: USNM 61449, a wing (middle part of a wing). Its type locality is Bembridge Marls (Brodie coll), which is in a Priabonian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal lime mudstone in the Bouldnor Formation of the United Kingdom.

Ecology: fast-moving volant carnivore-insectivore