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Megapodagrionidae

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Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum/Division:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Order:Odonata
Family:Megapodagrionidae

Description

This family consists of medium-sized, moderately heavily built damselflies which spread their wings flat when at rest. They may be mistaken for Devadatta (Amphipterygidae), which closes its wings. These damselflies breed in swamps and streams. As far as it is known, females oviposit above the surface of the water and eggs are usually placed in plants. This very heterogeneous family occurs mainly in the tropics and subtropics.

Around 260 species in some 40 genera are presently recognised worldwide. Four species are known from Peninsular Malaysia, but just one species occurs in Singapore.

 
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