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River cruisers
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Swift River Cruiser
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Infraorder: Anisoptera
Family: Macromiidae
Genus: Macromia
Rambur, 1842

Macromia is a genus of large dragonflies in the family Macromiidae. They are commonly known as river cruisers from their habit of cruising long distances along river banks. Most species of Macromia occur in the tropical Australasian region, with one species being found in Europe (Macromia splendens), and a few species occurring in North America.

Genera

The genus Macromia includes the following species:

  • Macromia aculeata Fraser, 1927
  • Macromia alleghaniensis Williamson, 1909 – Allegheny river cruiser
  • Macromia amphigena Selys, 1871
  • Macromia amymone Lieftinck, 1952
  • Macromia annulata Hagen, 1861 – bronzed river cruiser
  • Macromia arachnomima Lieftinck, 1953
  • Macromia astarte Lieftinck, 1971
  • Macromia bartenevi Belyshev, 1973
  • Macromia beijingensis Zhu & Chen, 2005
  • Macromia berlandi Lieftinck, 1941
  • Macromia calliope Ris, 1916
  • Macromia callisto Laidlaw, 1902
  • Macromia celaeno Lieftinck, 1955
  • Macromia celebia van Tol, 1994
  • Macromia chaiyaphumensis Hämäläinen, 1985
  • Macromia chalciope Lieftinck, 1952
  • Macromia chui Asahina, 1968
  • Macromia cincta Rambur, 1842
  • Macromia cingulata Rambur, 1842
  • Macromia clio Ris, 1916
  • Macromia corycia Laidlaw, 1922
  • Macromia cupricincta Fraser, 1924
  • Macromia cydippe Laidlaw, 1922
  • Macromia daimoji Okumura, 1949
  • Macromia dione Lieftinck, 1971
  • Macromia ellisoni Fraser, 1924
  • Macromia erato Lieftinck, 1950
  • Macromia euphrosyne Lieftinck, 1952
  • Macromia eurynome Lieftinck, 1942
  • Macromia euterpe Laidlaw, 1915
  • Macromia flavicincta Selys, 1874
  • Macromia flavocolorata Fraser, 1922
  • Macromia flavovittata Fraser, 1935
  • Macromia flinti Lieftinck, 1977
  • Macromia fulgidifrons Wilson, 1998
  • Macromia gerstaeckeri Krüger, 1899
  • Macromia hamata Zhou, 2003
  • Macromia hermione Lieftinck, 1952
  • Macromia holthuisi Kalkman, 2008
  • Macromia icterica Lieftinck, 1926
  • Macromia ida Fraser, 1924
  • Macromia illinoiensis Walsh, 1862 – swift river cruiser or Illinois River Cruiser
  • Macromia indica Fraser, 1924
  • Macromia irata Fraser, 1924
  • Macromia irina Lieftinck, 1950
  • Macromia jucunda Lieftinck, 1955
  • Macromia katae Wilson, 1993
  • Macromia kiautai Zhou, Wang, Shuai & Liu, 1994
  • Macromia kubokaiya Asahina, 1964
  • Macromia lachesis Lieftinck, 1971
  • Macromia macula Zhou, Wang, Shuai & Liu, 1994
  • Macromia magnifica McLachlan in Selys, 1874 – western river cruiser
  • Macromia malleifera Lieftinck, 1955
  • Macromia manchurica Asahina, 1964
  • Macromia margarita Westfall, 1947 – mountain river cruiser
  • Macromia melpomene Ris, 1913
  • Macromia miniata Fraser, 1924
  • Macromia mnemosyne Lieftinck, 1935
  • Macromia moorei Selys, 1874
  • Macromia negrito Needham & Gyger, 1937
  • Macromia pacifica Hagen, 1861 – gilded river cruiser
  • Macromia pallida Fraser, 1924
  • Macromia pinratani Asahina, 1983
  • Macromia polyhymnia Lieftinck, 1929
  • Macromia pyramidalis Martin, 1906
  • Macromia septima Martin, 1904
  • Macromia sombui Vick, 1988
  • Macromia sophrosyne Lieftinck, 1952
  • Macromia splendens Pictet, 1843 – splendid cruiser, shining macromia dragonfly
  • Macromia taeniolata Rambur, 1842 – royal river cruiser
  • Macromia terpsichore Förster, 1900
  • Macromia tillyardi Martin, 1906
  • Macromia unca Wilson, 2004
  • Macromia urania Ris, 1916
  • Macromia viridescens Tillyard, 1911 – rainforest cruiser
  • Macromia westwoodii Selys, 1874
  • Macromia whitei Selys, 1871
  • Macromia yunnanensis Zhou, Luo, Hu & Wu, 1993
  • Macromia zeylanica Fraser, 1927
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