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Nannophya pygmaea
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Infraorder: Anisoptera
Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Nannophya
Rambur, 1842

Nannophya is a genus of dragonfly in the family Libellulidae. They are found in Asia and Australia. They are commonly known as Pygmyflies. Species of Nannophya are small to tiny dragonflies often brightly coloured. It includes Nannophya pygmaea, the scarlet dwarf, which is considered to be the world's smallest dragonfly.


The genus Nannophya includes the following species:

  • Nannophya australis Brauer, 1865
  • Nannophya dalei (Tillyard, 1908) - Eastern Pygmyfly
  • Nannophya katrainensis Singh, 1955
  • Nannophya occidentalis (Tillyard, 1908) - Western Pygmyfly
  • Nannophya paulsoni Theischinger, 2003- Scarlet Pygmyfly
  • Nannophya pygmaea Rambur, 1842 - Scarlet dwarf
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