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Gomphidae


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; order Odonata, suborder Anisoptera)

Cosmopolitan family of swift-flying, slender dragonflies, which usually alight near running water. The nymphs are bottom-dwellers in streams, often burrowing in mud. Some possess respiratory tubes. More than 870 extant species have been described.

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