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Distribution path and Subregions of Costa Rica (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - America - Central America - Costa Rica
Taxonomy for Odonata (Dragonflies) in Costa Rica
Class
Costa Rica
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 456 families, 6902 genera, 25265 species
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Subclass
Costa Rica
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 453 families, 6893 genera, 25252 species
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Infraclass
Costa Rica
Palaeoptera (Crampton, 1915) (Ancient winged insects)
 22 families, 106 genera, 339 species
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Superorder
Costa Rica
Odonatoptera (Martynov, 1932)
 14 families, 70 genera, 249 species
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Order
Costa Rica
Odonata (Fabricius, 1793) (Dragonflies) - Systematics
 14 families, 70 genera, 249 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
Costa Rica
    Epiprocta (Lohmann, 1996)
     5 families, 46 genera, 147 species
Suborder
Costa Rica
    Zygoptera (Selys, 1854) (Damselflies)
     9 families, 24 genera, 102 species
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Family overview for Odonata (Dragonflies) in Costa Rica
Aeshnidae (Rambur, 1842) - 29 SpeciesDarners
Calopterygidae (Selys, 1850) - 11 SpeciesDemoiselles
Coenagrionidae (Kirby, 1890) - 52 SpeciesPond damselflies
Cordulegastridae (Calvert, 1893) - 2 SpeciesFlying adder
Corduliidae (Selys-longchamps, 1850) - 3 SpeciesBoghaunters
Gomphidae (Rambur, 1842) - 26 SpeciesClubtails
Lestidae (Calvert, 1901) - 4 SpeciesSpreadwings
Libellulidae (Rambur, 1842) - 87 SpeciesSkimmers
Megapodagrionidae (Tillyard, 1917) - 10 SpeciesFlatwings
Perilestidae (Tillyard & Fraser, 1938) - 1 SpeciesShortwings
Platystictidae (Laidlaw, 1924) - 10 SpeciesShadowdamsels
Polythoridae (Munz, 1919) - 6 SpeciesBannerwings
Pseudolestidae (Kirby, 1900) - 1 Species
Pseudostigmatidae (Tillyard, 1917) - 7 SpeciesForest giants
14 Families with 249 Species in Costa Rica


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Species overview - Checklist for Odonata in Costa Rica
Species with ANext  
Acanthagrion speculum (Garrison, 1985)Info
Acanthagrion trilobatum (Leonard, 1977)Info
Aeshna cornigera -> Epicauta tetragrammaInfo
Aeshna cornigera cornigera -> Rhionaeschna cornigeraInfo
Aeshna jalapensis -> Rhionaeschna jalapensisInfo
Aeshna psilus -> Epicauta waterhouseiTurquoise-tipped DarnerInfo
Aeshna williamsoniana (Calvert, 1905)Williamson┤s darnerInfo
Anatya guttata (Erichson, 1848)Info
Anatya normalis -> Anatya guttataInfo
Anax amazili (Burmeister, 1839)Amazon DarnerInfo
Anax longipes (Hagen, 1861)Comet DarnerInfo
Anisagrion allopterum (Selys, 1876)Info
Aphylla obscura -> Aphylla tenuisInfo
Aphylla protracta (Hagen In Selys, 1859)Narrow-striped ForceptailInfo
Aphylla tenuis (Hagen In Selys, 1859)Info
Archaeogomphus furcatus (Williamson, 1923)Info
Argia adamsi (Calvert, 1902)Info
Argia anceps (Garrison, 1996)Info
Argia chelata (Calvert, 1902)Info
Argia cupraurea (Calvert, 1902)Info
Argia cuprea (Hagen, 1861)Coppery DancerInfo
Argia eliptica (Selys, 1865)Info
Argia extranea (Hagen, 1861)Spine-tipped DancerInfo
Argia fissa (Selys, 1865)Info
Argia frequentula (Calvert, 1907)Info
Argia indicatrix (Calvert, 1902)Info
Argia johannella (Calvert, 1907)Info
Argia medullaris (Hagen In Selys, 1865)Info
Argia oculata (Hagen In Selys, 1865)Info
Argia oenea (Hagen In Selys, 1865)Fiery-eyed DancerInfo
Argia pocomana (Calvert, 1907)Info
Argia popoluca (Calvert, 1902)Info
Argia pulla (Hagen In Selys, 1865)Info
Argia rogersi (Calvert, 1902)Info
Argia talamanca (Calvert, 1907)Info
Argia terira (Calvert, 1907)Info
Argia tezpi (Calvert, 1902)Tezpi DancerInfo
Argia translata (Hagen In Selys, 1865)Dusky DancerInfo
Argia ulmeca (Calvert, 1902)Info
Argia underwoodi (Calvert, 1907)Info
Argia variabilis (Selys, 1865)Info
Species with BBack  Next  Top
Brachymesia furcata (Hagen, 1861)Red-tailed PennantInfo
Brachymesia herbida (Gundlach, 1889)Tawny PennantInfo
Brechmorhoga pertinax (Hagen, 1861)Masked ClubskimmerInfo
Brechmorhoga pertinax eurysema (Ris, 1913)Info
Brechmorhoga praecox (Hagen, 1861)Slender ClubskimmerInfo
Brechmorhoga rapax (Calvert, 1898)Info
Brechmorhoga rapax crocosema -> Eublemma ceresensisInfo
Brechmorhoga vivax (Calvert, 1906)Info
Species with CBack  Next  Top
Cannaphila insularis (Kirby, 1889)Gray-waisted SkimmerInfo
Cannaphila insularis funerea (Carpenter, 1897)Info
Cannaphila mortoni (Donnelly, 1992)Info
Cannaphila vibex (Hagen, 1861)Info
Cora chirripa (Calvert, 1907)Info
Cora marina (Selys, 1868)Info
Cora notoxantha (Ris, 1918)Info
Cora obscura (Ris, 1918)Info
Cora semiopaca (Selys, 1878)Info
Cora skinneri (Calvert, 1907)Info
Cordulegaster diadema godmani (Mclachlan, 1878)Info
Cordulegaster godmani (Mclachlan, 1878)Info
Coryphaeschna adnexa (Hagen, 1861)Blue-faced DarnerInfo
Coryphaeschna amazonica (De Marmels, 1989)Info
Coryphaeschna apeora (Paulson, 1994)Info
Coryphaeschna diapyra (Paulson, 1994)Info
Coryphaeschna luteipennis -> Remartinia luteipennisMalachite DarnerInfo
Coryphaeschna viriditas (Calvert, 1952)Mangrove DarnerInfo
Species with DBack  Next  Top
Desmogomphus paucinervis (Selys, 1873)Info
Diaphlebia pallidistylus -> Mordella marginataInfo
Dythemis multipunctata -> Eublemma flavistriataInfo
Dythemis multipunctata multipunctata (Kirby, 1894)Info
Dythemis sterilis (Hagen, 1861)Info
Species with EBack  Next  Top
Elasmothemis cannacrioides (Calvert, 1906)Info
Enallagma civile (Hagen, 1861)Familiar BluetInfo
Enallagma novaehispaniae (Calvert, 1907)Neotropical BluetInfo
Epigomphus armatus (Ris, 1918)Info
Epigomphus camelus (Calvert, 1905)Humped KnobtailInfo
Epigomphus corniculatus (Belle, 1989)Horned KnobtailInfo
Epigomphus echeverrii (Brooks, 1989)Volcano KnobtailInfo
Epigomphus houghtoni (Brooks, 1989)LimÝ│n KnobtailInfo
Epigomphus quadracies -> Epigomphus quadricesInfo
Epigomphus quadrices (Calvert, 1903)Info
Epigomphus subobtusus (Selys, 1878)Info
Epigomphus subsimilis (Calvert, 1929)Alajuela KnobtailInfo
Epigomphus tumefactus (Calvert, 1903)Info
Epigomphus verticicornis (Calvert, 1908)Cartago KnobtailInfo
Erpetogomphus schausi (Calvert, 1919)Info
Erpetogomphus tristani (Calvert, 1912)Info
Erythemis attala (Selys In Sagra, 1857)Black PondhawkInfo
Erythemis haematogastra (Burmeister, 1839)Red PondhawkInfo
Erythemis mithroides (Brauer, 1900)Claret PondhawkInfo
Erythemis peruviana (Rambur, 1842)Flame-tailed PondhawkInfo
Erythemis plebeja (Burmeister, 1839)Pin-tailed PondhawkInfo
Erythemis vesiculosa (Fabricius, 1775)Great PondhawkInfo
Erythrodiplax abjecta (Rambur, 1842)Info
Erythrodiplax andagoya (Borror, 1942)Info
Erythrodiplax basalis (Kirby, 1897)Info
Erythrodiplax basifusca -> Erythrodiplax connataPlateau DragonletInfo
Erythrodiplax castanea (Burmeister, 1839)Info
Erythrodiplax connata (Burmeister, 1839)Info
Erythrodiplax fervida (Erichson, 1848)Info
Erythrodiplax funerea (Hagen, 1861)Black-winged DragonletInfo
Erythrodiplax fusca (Rambur, 1842)Red-faced DragonletInfo
Erythrodiplax kimminsi (Borror, 1942)Info
Erythrodiplax umbrata (Linnaeus, 1758)Band-winged DragonletInfo
Species with GBack  Next  Top
Gynacantha auricularis (Martin, 1909)Info
Gynacantha gracilis (Burmeister, 1839)Info
Gynacantha membranalis (Karsch, 1891)Info
Gynacantha mexicana (Selys, 1868)Bar-sided DarnerInfo
Gynacantha nervosa (Rambur, 1842)Twilight DarnerInfo
Gynacantha tibiata (Karsch, 1891)Info
Species with HBack  Next  Top
Hetaerina caia (Drury, 1773)Info
Hetaerina caja -> Hetaerina caiaInfo
Hetaerina caja caja (Drury, 1773)Info
Hetaerina capitalis (Selys, 1873)Info
Hetaerina cruentata (Rambur, 1842)Info
Hetaerina fuscoguttata (Selys, 1878)Info
Hetaerina majuscula (Selys, 1853)Info
Hetaerina miniata (Selys, 1879)Info
Hetaerina occisa (Hagen In Selys, 1853)Info
Hetaerina sempronia (Hagen In Selys, 1853)Info
Hetaerina titia (Drury, 1773)Smoky RubyspotInfo
Heteragrion albifrons (Ris, 1918)Info
Heteragrion atrolineatum (Donnelly, 1992)Info
Heteragrion erythrogastrum (Selys, 1886)Info
Heteragrion majus (Selys, 1886)Info
Heteragrion mitratum (Williamson, 1919)Info
Heteragrion mitratum atroterminatum (Donnelly, 1992)Info
Species with IBack  Next  Top
Idiataphe cubensis (Scudder, 1866)Metallic PennantInfo
Ischnura capreolus (Hagen, 1861)Info
Ischnura hastata (Say, 1839)Citrine ForktailInfo
Ischnura ramburii (Selys In Sagra, 1857)Rambur┤s ForktailInfo
Species with LBack  Next  Top
Leptobasis guanacaste (Paulson, 2009)Info
Leptobasis vacillans (Hagen In Selys, 1877)Red-tipped SwampdamselInfo
Lestes forficula (Rambur, 1842)Rainpool SpreadwingInfo
Lestes henshawi (Calvert, 1907)Info
Lestes tenuatus (Rambur, 1842)Blue-striped SpreadwingInfo
Libellula croceipennis (Selys, 1868)Neon SkimmerInfo
Libellula foliata (Kirby, 1889)Info
Libellula herculea (Karsch, 1889)Info
Species with MBack  Next  Top
Macrothemis hemichlora (Burmeister, 1839)Info
Macrothemis imitans (Karsch, 1890)Ivory-striped SylphInfo
Macrothemis imitans imitans (Karsch, 1890)Info
Macrothemis imitans leucozona (Ris, 1913)Info
Macrothemis inacuta (Calvert, 1898)Straw-colored SylphInfo
Macrothemis inequiunguis (Calvert, 1895)Jade-striped SylphInfo
Macrothemis musiva (Calvert, 1898)Info
Macrothemis pseudimitans (Calvert, 1898)White-tailed SylphInfo
Macrothemis tessellata (Burmeister, 1839)Info
Mecistogaster amalia (Burmeister, 1839)Amalia HelicopterInfo
Mecistogaster linearis -> Mecistogaster lucretiaInfo
Mecistogaster lucretia (Drury, 1773)Info
Mecistogaster lucretia lucretia (Drury, 1773)Info
Mecistogaster modesta (Selys, 1860)Info
Mecistogaster ornata (Rambur, 1842)Ornate HelicopterInfo
Megaleura coresia ()Info
Megaloprepus caerulatus (Drury, 1782)Info
Metaleptobasis bovilla (Calvert, 1907)Info
Metaleptobasis foreli (Ris, 1918)Info
Miathyria marcella (Selys In Sagra, 1857)Hyacinth GliderInfo
Miathyria simplex (Rambur, 1842)Dwarf GliderInfo
Micrathyria aequalis (Hagen, 1861)Spot-tailed DasherInfo
Micrathyria atra (Martin, 1897)Black DasherInfo
Micrathyria dictynna (Ris, 1919)Info
Micrathyria didyma (Selys In Sagra, 1857)Three-striped DasherInfo
Micrathyria hagenii (Kirby, 1890)Thornbush DasherInfo
Micrathyria laevigata (Calvert, 1909)Info
Micrathyria mengeri (Ris, 1919)Info
Micrathyria mengeri watsoni -> Euchalcia gerdaInfo
Micrathyria ocellata (Martin, 1897)Info
Micrathyria ocellata quicha -> Euchalcia herrichiInfo
Micrathyria schumanni (Calvert, 1906)Info
Species with NBack  Next  Top
Nehalennia minuta (Selys In Sagra, 1857)Tropical SpriteInfo
Neocordulia batesi (Selys, 1871)Info
Neocordulia campana (May & Knopf, 1988)Info
Neocordulia griphus (May, 1992)Info
Neoerythromma cultellatum (Hagen In Selys, 1876)Caribbean YellowfaceInfo
Neoneura amelia (Calvert, 1903)Amelia┤s ThreadtailInfo
Neoneura esthera (Williamson, 1917)Info
Nephepeltia phryne (Perty, 1834)Info
Neuraeschna maya (Belle, 1989)Info
Species with OBack  Next  Top
Orthemis ambinigra (Calvert, 1909)Info
Orthemis cultriformis (Calvert, 1899)Info
Orthemis discolor -> Orthemis ferrugineaCarmine SkimmerInfo
Orthemis ferruginea (Fabricius, 1775)Roseate SkimmerInfo
Orthemis levis (Calvert, 1906)Info
Species with PBack  Next  Top
Palaemnema baltodanoi (Brooks, 1989)Cacao ShadowdamselInfo
Palaemnema chiriquita (Calvert, 1931)Chiriquita ShadowdamselInfo
Palaemnema collaris (Donnelly, 1992)Info
Palaemnema dentata (Donnelly, 1992)Info
Palaemnema distadens (Calvert, 1931)Info
Palaemnema gigantula (Calvert, 1931)Elongate ShadowdamselInfo
Palaemnema melanota (Ris, 1918)Black-backed ShadowdamselInfo
Palaemnema nathalia (Selys, 1886)Info
Palaemnema paulirica (Calvert, 1931)Info
Palaemnema reventazoni (Calvert, 1931)ReventazÝ│n ShadowdamselInfo
Paltothemis lineatipes (Karsch, 1890)Red Rock SkimmerInfo
Pantala flavescens (Fabricius, 1798)Wandering GliderInfo
Pantala hymenaea (Say, 1840)Spot-winged GliderInfo
Perigomphus pallidistylus (Belle, 1972)PegtailInfo
Perissolestes remotus (Williamson & Williamson, 1924)Info
Perithemis domitia (Drury, 1773)Slough AmberwingInfo
Perithemis electra (Ris, 1930)Golden AmberwingInfo
Perithemis mooma (Kirby, 1889)Info
Philogenia carrillica (Calvert, 1907)Info
Philogenia championi (Calvert, 1901)Info
Philogenia leonora (Westfall & Cumming, 1956)Info
Philogenia terraba (Calvert, 1907)Info
Phyllocycla volsella (Calvert, 1905)Info
Phyllogomphoides bifasciatus (Hagen In Selys, 1878)Info
Progomphus clendoni (Calvert, 1905)Info
Progomphus longistigma (Ris, 1918)Info
Progomphus mexicanus (Belle, 1973)Info
Progomphus pygmaeus (Selys, 1873)Info
Protoneura amatoria (Calvert, 1907)Info
Protoneura aurantiaca (Selys, 1886)Info
Protoneura sulfurata (Donnelly, 1989)Sulphury ThreadtailInfo
Psaironeura remissa (Calvert, 1903)Info
Psaironeura selvatica (Esquivel, 1993)Info
Species with RBack  Next  Top
Remartinia luteipennis (Burmeister, 1839)Malachite DarnerInfo
Rhionaeschna cornigera (Brauer, 1865)Info
Rhionaeschna jalapensis (Williamson, 1908)Info
Rhionaeschna psilus (Calvert, 1947)Turquoise-tipped DarnerInfo
Rhodopygia hinei (Calvert, 1907)Info
Species with SBack  Next  Top
Staurophlebia reticulata (Burmeister, 1839)Info
Sympetrum illotum (Hagen, 1861)Cardinal meadowhawkInfo
Sympetrum nigrocreatum (Calvert, 1920)Talamanca meadowhawkInfo
Species with TBack  Next  Top
Tauriphila argo (Hagen, 1869)Arch-tipped GliderInfo
Tauriphila australis (Hagen, 1867)Garnet GliderInfo
Telebasis aurea (M.l. May, 1992)Info
Telebasis boomsmae (Garrison, 1994)Info
Telebasis digiticollis (Calvert, 1902)Info
Telebasis garleppi (Ris, 1918)Info
Telebasis isthmica (Calvert, 1902)Info
Telebasis salva (Hagen, 1861)Desert FiretailInfo
Thaumatoneura inopinata (Mclachlan, 1897)Info
Tholymis citrina (Hagen, 1867)Evening SkimmerInfo
Tramea binotata (Rambur, 1842)Sooty SaddlebagInfo
Tramea calverti (Muttkowski, 1910)Striped SaddlebagsInfo
Tramea cophysa (Hagen, 1867)Info
Tramea onusta (Hagen, 1861)Red SaddlebagsInfo
Triacanthagyna caribbea (Williamson, 1923)Caribbean DarnerInfo
Triacanthagyna ditzleri (Williamson, 1923)Info
Triacanthagyna satyrus (Martin, 1909)Info
Triacanthagyna septima (Selys In Sagra, 1857)Pale-green DarnerInfo
Species with UBack  Next  Top
Uracis fastigiata (Burmeister, 1839)Info
Uracis imbuta (Burmeister, 1839)Info
Uracis turrialba (Ris, 1919)Info
Species with ZBack  Top
Zenithoptera americana (Linnaeus, 1758)Info
249 Species in Odonata for Costa Rica 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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