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Hemicordulia
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Hemicordulia tau
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Infraorder: Anisoptera
Family: Corduliidae
Subfamily: Corduliinae
Genus: Hemicordulia
Selys, 1870
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Australian Emerald in midflight

Hemicordulia is a genus of dragonfly in family Corduliidae. It occurs in Africa, southern Asia, Australasia and Pacific Islands such as the Bonin Islands, Fiji and French Polynesia. Species of Hemicordulia are small to medium-sized dragonflies, coloured black or metallic, with yellow.

Species

The genus contains the following species:

  • Hemicordulia africana Dijkstra, 2007 – African emerald
  • Hemicordulia apoensis Asahina, 1980
  • Hemicordulia asiatica Selys, 1878
  • Hemicordulia assimilis Hagen in Selys, 1871
  • Hemicordulia atrovirens Dijkstra, 2007
  • Hemicordulia australiae (Rambur, 1842) – Australian emerald
  • Hemicordulia chrysochlora Lieftinck, 1953
  • Hemicordulia continentalis Martin, 1906 – fat-bellied emerald
  • Hemicordulia cupricolor Fraser, 1927
  • Hemicordulia cyclopica Lieftinck, 1942
  • Hemicordulia eduardi Lieftinck, 1953
  • Hemicordulia ericetorum Lieftinck, 1942
  • Hemicordulia erico Asahina, 1940
  • Hemicordulia fideles McLachlan, 1886
  • Hemicordulia flava Theischinger & Watson, 1991 – desert emerald
  • Hemicordulia gracillima Fraser, 1944
  • Hemicordulia haluco Asahina, 1940
  • Hemicordulia hilaris Lieftinck, 1975
  • Hemicordulia hilbrandi Lieftinck, 1942
  • Hemicordulia intermedia Selys, 1871 – yellow-spotted emerald
  • Hemicordulia kalliste Theischinger & Watson, 1991 – slender emerald
  • Hemicordulia koomina Watson, 1979 – Pilbara emerald
  • Hemicordulia lulico Asahina, 1940
  • Hemicordulia mindana Needham & Gyger, 1937
  • Hemicordulia mumfordi Needham, 1933
  • Hemicordulia novaehollandiae (Selys, 1871)
  • Hemicordulia oceanica Selys, 1871
  • Hemicordulia ogasawarensis Oguma, 1913
  • Hemicordulia okinawensis Asahina, 1947
  • Hemicordulia olympica Lieftinck, 1942
  • Hemicordulia pacifica Fraser, 1925
  • Hemicordulia silvarum Ris, 1913
  • Hemicordulia similis (Rambur, 1842)
  • Hemicordulia superba Tillyard, 1911 – superb emerald
  • Hemicordulia tau Selys, 1871 – tau emerald
  • Hemicordulia tenera Lieftinck, 1930
  • Hemicordulia toxopei Lieftinck, 1926
  • Hemicordulia virens (Rambur, 1842)
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