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Cordulephya
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Cordulephya pygmaea
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Infraorder: Anisoptera
Family: Cordulephyidae
Genus: Cordulephya
Selys, 1870
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Cordulephya is a genus of dragonflies in the family Cordulephyidae, endemic to eastern Australia. The species are small to tiny in size, coloured black, or purplish-black, with yellowish markings. Unusually for Anisoptera, these dragonflies rest with their wings folded above their body in a similar manner to many species of damselfly. They are commonly known as shutwings.

Species

The genus Cordulephya includes four species:

  • Cordulephya bidens Sj√∂stedt, 1917 - tropical shutwing
  • Cordulephya divergens Tillyard, 1917 - clubbed shutwing
  • Cordulephya montana Tillyard, 1911 - mountain shutwing
  • Cordulephya pygmaea Selys, 1870 - common shutwing
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