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Distribution path and Subregions of Benin (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Africa - West Africa - Benin
Taxonomy for Odonata (Dragonflies) in Benin
Class
Benin
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 147 families, 875 genera, 1907 species
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Subclass
Benin
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 147 families, 875 genera, 1907 species
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Infraclass
Benin
Palaeoptera (Crampton, 1915) (Ancient winged insects)
 5 families, 19 genera, 46 species
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Superorder
Benin
Odonatoptera (Martynov, 1932)
 5 families, 19 genera, 46 species
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Order
Benin
Odonata (Fabricius, 1793) (Dragonflies) - Systematics
 5 families, 19 genera, 46 species
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Families121    worldwide
Genera1.173    worldwide
Species11.431    worldwide
Common namesDragonflies, Damselflies, Demoiselles, Dragonflies and Damselflies
German namesLibellen und Wasserjungfern, Libellen, Odonaten
Dutch namesLibellen
Danish namesGuldsmede
Finnish namesSudenkorennot
Norwegian namesØyenstikkere
Swedish namesTrollsländor
Spanish namesLibelulas, Pipilachas
AuthorJohann Christian Fabricius, 1793
Distribution
Continents:

Eurasia (Asia, Europe, Russia, Caucasus)

America (North America, South America, Central America, Caribbean)

Africa (East Africa, Southern Africa, Central Africa, North Africa, West Africa)

Oceania (Australasia, Polynesia, Melanesia, Micronesia)


Ecozones:

Nearctic

Fossils:

Cenozoic (Paleogene, Neogene, Quaternary)

Paleozoic (Permian, Carboniferous)

Mesozoic (Cretaceous, Jurassic, Triassic)


World Oceans:

Pacific Ocean (Pacific Islands, North Pacific)

Atlantic Ocean (British overseas territory Atlantic, Mediterranean Sea)

Indian Ocean (Great Australian Bight)

Antarctic Ocean


Countries
Checklists
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of the Congo, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, USA, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Links and ReferencesOdonata in bie.ala.org.au
Odonata in darwinfoundation.org
Odonata in faunaeur.org
Odonata in itis.gov
Odonata in papua-insects.nl
Odonata in ru.ac.za
Odonata in staffs-ecology.org.uk
Odonata in dyntaxa.se
Odonata in Wikipedia (English)
Suborder
Benin
    Epiprocta (Lohmann, 1996)
     2 families, 15 genera, 34 species
Suborder
Benin
    Zygoptera (Selys, 1854) (Damselflies)
     3 families, 4 genera, 12 species
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Family overview for Odonata (Dragonflies) in Benin
Calopterygidae (Selys, 1850) - 1 SpeciesDemoiselles
Coenagrionidae (Kirby, 1890) - 9 SpeciesPond damselflies
Corduliidae (Selys-longchamps, 1850) - 1 SpeciesBoghaunters
Libellulidae (Rambur, 1842) - 33 SpeciesSkimmers
Platycnemididae (Tillyard, 1917) - 2 SpeciesWhite-legged damselflies
5 Families with 46 Species in Benin


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Species overview - Checklist for Odonata in Benin
Species with CNext  
Ceriagrion citrinum (Campion, 1914)Info
Species with HBack  Next  Top
Hadrothemis camarense ()Info
Hadrothemis camarensis (Kirby, 1889)Tree-hole Jungle-skimmerInfo
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Olpogastra lugubris (Karsch, 1895)Slender BottletailInfo
Orthetrum abbotti -> Orthetrum abotti abottiAbbottīs skimmerInfo
Orthetrum abotti abotti ()Info
Orthetrum angustiventre (Rambur, 1842)Many-celled SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum austeni (Kirby, 1900)Giant SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum brachiale (Palisot De Beauvois, 1805)Tough SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum chrysostigma (Burmeister, 1839)Epaulet SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum guineense (Ris, 1909)Guinea SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum hintzi (Schmidt, 1951)Hintzīs SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum julia (Kirby, 1900)Julia SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum monardi (Schmidt, 1951)Info
Orthetrum stemmale (Burmeister, 1839)Stemmale SkimmerInfo
Oxythemis phoenicosceles (Ris, 1909)PepperpantsInfo
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Palpopleura deceptor (Calvert, 1899)Deceptive WidowInfo
Palpopleura lucia (Drury, 1773)Lucia WidowInfo
Parazyxomma flavicans (Martin, 1908)Banded DuskdarterInfo
Phaon iridipennis (Burmeister, 1839)Glistening DemoiselleInfo
Phyllomacromia pseudafricana (Pinhey, 1961)Info
Platycnemis sikassoensis -> Platycnemis subaequistylaInfo
Platycnemis subaequistyla (Fraser, 1928)Info
Pseudagrion camerunense (Karsch, 1899)Info
Pseudagrion glaucescens (Selys, 1876)Info
Pseudagrion hamoni (Fraser, 1955)Drab SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion kersteni (Gerstäcker, 1869)Powder-striped SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion melanicterum (Selys, 1876)Black-and-yellow SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion nubicum (Selys, 1876)Info
Pseudagrion sjoestedti (Förster, 1906)Sjostedtīs SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion sublacteum (Karsch, 1893)Riffle SpriteInfo
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Rhyothemis semihyalina (Desjardins, 1832)Phantom FluttererInfo
Species with SBack  Next  Top
Sympetrum navasi -> Mordellistena ferruginoidesInfo
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Tetrathemis camerunensis (Sjöstedt, 1900)Info
Thermochoria equivocata (Kirby, 1889)Info
Trithemis aconita (Lieftinck, 1969)Monkshood DropwingInfo
Trithemis annulata (Palisot De Beauvois, 1805)Violet Dropwing Violet-marked DarterInfo
Trithemis arteriosa (Burmeister, 1839)Red-veined DropwingInfo
Trithemis dichroa (Karsch, 1893)Small DropwingInfo
Trithemis grouti (Pinhey, 1961)Black DropwingInfo
Trithemis kirbyi (Selys, 1891)Orange-Winged DropwingInfo
Trithemis monardi (Ris, 1931)Monardīs DropwingInfo
Trithetrum navasi (Lacroix, 1921)Navasī DarterInfo
Species with UBack  Next  Top
Urothemis assignata (Selys, 1872)Red BaskerInfo
Urothemis edwardsii (Selys, 1849)Blue BaskerInfo
Species with ZBack  Top
Zygonyx torridus (Kirby, 1889)Ringed CascaderInfo
46 Species in Odonata for Benin listed
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Taxonomy
ClassInsecta
Insects, True insects
SubclassPterygota
Winged insects
InfraclassPalaeoptera
Ancient winged insects
SuperorderOdonatoptera
OrderOdonata
Dragonflies, Damselflies, Demoiselles, Dragonflies and Damselflies
AuthorFabricius, 1793

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