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Distribution path and Subregions of Democratic Republic of the Congo (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Africa - Central Africa - Congo - Democratic Republic of the Congo
Taxonomy for Odonata (Dragonflies) in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Class
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 361 families, 5093 genera, 23730 species
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Subclass
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 356 families, 5076 genera, 23707 species
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Infraclass
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Palaeoptera (Crampton, 1915) (Ancient winged insects)
 12 families, 74 genera, 221 species
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Superorder
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Odonatoptera (Martynov, 1932)
 10 families, 72 genera, 219 species
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Order
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Odonata (Fabricius, 1793) (Dragonflies) - Systematics
 10 families, 72 genera, 219 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
Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Epiprocta (Lohmann, 1996)
     4 families, 54 genera, 141 species
Suborder
Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Zygoptera (Selys, 1854) (Damselflies)
     6 families, 18 genera, 78 species
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Family overview for Odonata (Dragonflies) in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Aeshnidae (Rambur, 1842) - 16 SpeciesDarners
Calopterygidae (Selys, 1850) - 6 SpeciesDemoiselles
Chlorocyphidae (Cowley, 1937) - 15 SpeciesJewels
Coenagrionidae (Kirby, 1890) - 37 SpeciesPond damselflies
Corduliidae (Selys-longchamps, 1850) - 8 SpeciesBoghaunters
Gomphidae (Rambur, 1842) - 22 SpeciesClubtails
Lestidae (Calvert, 1901) - 4 SpeciesSpreadwings
Libellulidae (Rambur, 1842) - 95 SpeciesSkimmers
Platycnemididae (Tillyard, 1917) - 3 SpeciesWhite-legged damselflies
Protoneuridae (Tillyard, 1917) - 13 SpeciesThreadtails
10 Families with 219 Species in Democratic Republic of the Congo


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Species overview - Checklist for Odonata in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Species with ANext  
Aciagrion brosseti (Legrand, 1982)Info
Acisoma panorpoides (Rambur, 1842)Grizzled PintailInfo
Acisoma trifidum (Kirby, 1889)Info
Aethiothemis basilewskyi (Fraser, 1954)Info
Aethiothemis bequaerti (Ris, 1919)Info
Aethiothemis carpenteri (Fraser, 1944)Info
Aethiothemis palustris (Martin, 1912)Info
Aethiothemis solitaria (Martin, 1908)Info
Aethiothemis watulikii -> Eublemma acarodesInfo
Aethriamanta rezia (Kirby, 1889)Pygmy BaskerInfo
Africallagma subtile (Ris, 1921)Pale BluetInfo
Agriocnemis forcipata (Le Roi, 1915)Info
Agriocnemis gratiosa Gerstäcker, 1891Gracious WhispInfo
Agriocnemis inversa (Karsch, 1899)Info
Agriocnemis maclachlani (Selys, 1877)Info
Agriocnemis stygia (Fraser, 1954)Info
Agriocnemis victoria (Fraser, 1928)Info
Anax chloromelas (Ris, 1911)Dark EmperorInfo
Anax congoliath (Fraser, 1953)Info
Anax ephippiger -> Hemianax ephippigerVagrant EmperorInfo
Anax imperator (Leach, 1815)Emperor DragonflyInfo
Anax speratus (Hagen, 1867)Orange EmperorInfo
Anax tristis (Hagen, 1867)Black EmperorInfo
Anectothemis apicalis -> Congothemis longistylaInfo
Species with BBack  Next  Top
Brachythemis lacustris (Kirby, 1889)Red GroundlingInfo
Brachythemis leucosticta (Burmeister, 1839)Banded GroundlingInfo
Bradinopyga strachani (Kirby, 1900)Red Rock-dwellerInfo
Species with CBack  Next  Top
Ceratogomphus pictus (Hagen In Selys, 1854)Common ThorntailInfo
Ceriagrion corallinum (Campion, 1914)Info
Ceriagrion glabrum (Burmeister, 1839)Common OrangeInfo
Ceriagrion ignitum (Campion, 1914)Info
Ceriagrion tricrenaticeps (Legrand, 1984)Info
Ceriagrion varians (Martin, 1908)Info
Ceriagrion whellani (Longfield, 1952)Info
Chalcostephia flavifrons (Kirby, 1889)YellowfaceInfo
Chlorocnemis cyanura -> Agrilus ornatusInfo
Chlorocnemis nigripes -> Agrilus overlaetiInfo
Chlorocnemis pauli -> Agrilus owasInfo
Chlorocnemis superba -> Agrilus pacatusInfo
Chlorocypha aphrodite (Le Roi, 1915)Info
Chlorocypha cancellata (Selys, 1879)Info
Chlorocypha consueta (Karsch, 1899)Ruby jewelInfo
Chlorocypha glauca (Selys, 1879)Eastern red-tipped jewelInfo
Chlorocypha jacksoni -> Agrilus melanospilusInfo
Chlorocypha molindica -> Agrilus melasInfo
Chlorocypha pyriformosa -> Dicromantispa gracilisInfo
Chlorocypha schmidti (Pinhey, 1967)Info
Chlorocypha tenuis -> Agrilus meleagerInfo
Chlorocypha trifaria (Karsch, 1899)Uganda red jewelInfo
Chlorocypha victoriae (Förster, 1914)Info
Congothemis apicalis (Fraser, 1954)Info
Congothemis longistyla (Fraser, 1953)Info
Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832)Scarlet darterSite
Cyanothemis simpsoni (Ris, 1915)BlueboltInfo
Species with DBack  Next  Top
Diastatomma bicolor (Selys, 1869)Info
Diastatomma multilineatum (Fraser, 1949)Info
Diastatomma selysi -> Diastatomma bicolorInfo
Diplacodes deminuta (Lieftinck, 1969)Little PercherInfo
Diplacodes lefebvrii (Rambur, 1842)Black PercherInfo
Diplacodes luminans (Karsch, 1893)Luminous PercherInfo
Species with EBack  Next  Top
Elattoneura cellularis (Grünberg, 1902)Info
Elattoneura centrafricana (Lindley, 1976)Info
Elattoneura frenulata (Hagen In Selys, 1860)Sooty ThreadtailInfo
Elattoneura lliba (Legrand, 1985)Info
Elattoneura morini (Legrand, 1985)Info
Elattoneura tropicalis -> Elattoneura frenulataInfo
Elattoneura tsiamae -> Agrilus pilosidorsisInfo
Elattoneura vrijdaghi (Fraser, 1954)Info
Eleuthemis buettikoferi (Ris, 1910)FirebellyInfo
Enallagma sinuatum (Ris, 1921)Info
Species with GBack  Next  Top
Gomphidia bredoi (Schouteden, 1934)Info
Gomphidia quarrei (Schouteden, 1934)Quarre´s TigerInfo
Gomphidia quarrei quarrei (Schouteden, 1934)Info
Gynacantha africana (Palisot De Beauvois, 1805)Info
Gynacantha bullata (Karsch, 1891)Info
Gynacantha cylindrata (Karsch, 1891)Info
Gynacantha manderica (Grünberg, 1902)Little DuskhawkerInfo
Gynacantha sextans (Mclachlan, 1896)Info
Gynacantha victoriae -> Gynacantha bullataInfo
Species with HBack  Next  Top
Hadrothemis camarensis (Kirby, 1889)Tree-hole Jungle-skimmerInfo
Hadrothemis coacta (Karsch, 1891)Robust Jungle-skimmerInfo
Hadrothemis defecta (Karsch, 1891)Red Jungle-skimmerInfo
Hadrothemis infesta (Karsch, 1891)Slender Jungle-skimmerInfo
Hadrothemis versuta (Karsch, 1891)Changeable Jungle-skimmerInfo
Hadrothemis vrijdaghi (Schouteden, 1934)Info
Heliaeschna cynthiae (Fraser, 1939)Info
Heliaeschna fuliginosa (Karsch, 1893)Info
Heliaeschna sembe (Pinhey, 1962)Info
Hemianax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839)Vagrant EmperorInfo
Hemistigma albipuncta (Rambur, 1842)Pied-SpotInfo
Hemistigma albipunctum (Rambur, 1842)Pied-spot; widespread in AfricaInfo
Species with IBack  Next  Top
Ictinogomphus regisalberti (Schouteden, 1934)Info
Species with LBack  Next  Top
Lestes dissimulans (Fraser, 1955)Cryptic SpreadwingInfo
Lestes pallidus -> Lestes sternalisPallid SpreadwingInfo
Lestes pinheyi (Fraser, 1955)Info
Lestes sternalis (Navas, 1930)Info
Lestinogomphus angustus -> Lestinogophus angustusCommon FairytailInfo
Lestinogomphus congoensis (Cammaerts, 1969)Info
Lestinogophus angustus ()Info
Lokia erythromelas (Ris, 1910)Info
Species with MBack  Next  Top
Malgassophlebia bispina (Fraser, 1958)Info
Mesocnemis saralisa (K.-d.b. Dijkstra, 2008)Info
Mesocnemis singularis (Karsch, 1891)RiverjackInfo
Micromacromia camerunica (Karsch, 1890)Large MicmacInfo
Mortonagrion stygia (Fraser, 1954)Info
Species with NBack  Next  Top
Neodythemis afra (Ris, 1909)Info
Neodythemis klingi (Karsch, 1890)Info
Neodythemis preussi (Karsch, 1891)Info
Neophya rutherfordi (Selys, 1881)Info
Nesciothemis farinosa (Förster, 1898)Eastern BlacktailInfo
Neurogomphus chapini (Klots, 1944)Info
Neurogomphus martininus (Lacroix, 1921)Info
Neurogomphus uelensis (Schouteden, 1934)Info
Neurogomphus vicinus -> Aphanisticus borkuanusInfo
Notiothemis jonesi (Ris, 1921)Jones´ ForestwatcherInfo
Notiothemis jonesi jonesi (Ris, 1919)Info
Notiothemis robertsi (Fraser, 1944)Robert´s ForestwatcherInfo
Species with OBack  Next  Top
Olpogastra lugubris (Karsch, 1895)Slender BottletailInfo
Orthetrum abbotti -> Orthetrum abotti abottiAbbott´s skimmerInfo
Orthetrum abotti abotti ()Info
Orthetrum africanum (Selys, 1887)Info
Orthetrum austeni (Kirby, 1900)Giant SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum brachiale (Palisot De Beauvois, 1805)Tough SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum chrysostigma (Burmeister, 1839)Epaulet SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum hintzi (Schmidt, 1951)Hintz´s SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum icteromelas (Ris, 1910)Spectacled SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum julia (Kirby, 1900)Julia SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum kalai -> Orthetrum stemmaleInfo
Orthetrum microstigma (Ris, 1911)Info
Orthetrum saegeri (Pinhey, 1966)Info
Orthetrum stemmale (Burmeister, 1839)Stemmale SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum stemmale stemmale (Burmeister, 1839)Info
Orthetrum trinacria (Selys, 1841)Long SkimmerInfo
Oxythemis phoenicosceles (Ris, 1909)PepperpantsInfo
Species with PBack  Next  Top
Palpopleura albifrons (Legrand, 1979)Info
Palpopleura deceptor (Calvert, 1899)Deceptive WidowInfo
Palpopleura lucia (Drury, 1773)Lucia WidowInfo
Palpopleura portia (Drury, 1773)Portia WidowInfo
Pantala flavescens (Fabricius, 1798)Wandering GliderInfo
Paragomphus acuminatus -> Mordella lepidaInfo
Paragomphus genei (Selys, 1841)Common HooktailInfo
Paragomphus nigroviridis (Cammaerts, 1969)Info
Parazyxomma flavicans (Martin, 1908)Banded DuskdarterInfo
Phaon camerunensis (Sjöstedt, 1900)Emerald DemoiselleInfo
Phaon iridipennis (Burmeister, 1839)Glistening DemoiselleInfo
Philonomon luminans -> Diplacodes luminansInfo
Phyllogomphus annulus (Klots, 1944)Info
Phyllogomphus coloratus (Kimmins, 1931)Info
Phyllogomphus selysi (Schouteden, 1933)Southern LeaftailInfo
Phyllomacromia aureozona (Pinhey, 1966)Info
Phyllomacromia contumax (Selys, 1879)Two-banded CruiserInfo
Phyllomacromia funicularia -> Phyllomacromia monocerosInfo
Phyllomacromia maesi (Schouteden, 1917)Info
Phyllomacromia melania (Selys, 1871)Info
Phyllomacromia monoceros (Förster, 1906)Black CruiserInfo
Phyllomacromia paula (Karsch, 1892)Info
Platycnemis nyansana -> Agrilus perriniInfo
Platycypha eliseva (K.-d.b. Dijkstra, 2008)Info
Platycypha lacustris (Förster, 1914)Info
Platycypha picta (Pinhey, 1962)Info
Platycypha pinheyi (Fraser, 1950)Info
Porpax asperipes (Karsch, 1896)Info
Porpax bipunctus (Pinhey, 1966)Info
Porpax garambensis (Pinhey, 1966)Info
Porpax sentipes (Dijkstra, 2006)Info
Prodasineura vittata (Selys, 1886)Orange-fronted ThreadtailInfo
Pseudagrion basicornu (Schmidt, 1936)Info
Pseudagrion gamblesi (Pinhey, 1978)Great SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion glaucoideum (Schmidt, 1936)Info
Pseudagrion glaucum -> Pseudagrion nubicumInfo
Pseudagrion hageni (Karsch, 1893)Painted SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion inconspicuum (Ris, 1931)Info
Pseudagrion isidromorai -> Eutelia affinisInfo
Pseudagrion kibalense (Longfield, 1959)Info
Pseudagrion malagasoides (Pinhey, 1973)Info
Pseudagrion melanicterum (Selys, 1876)Black-and-yellow SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion nubicum (Selys, 1876)Info
Pseudagrion quadrioculatum -> Pseudagrion torridumInfo
Pseudagrion serrulatum (Karsch, 1894)Info
Pseudagrion serrulatum serrulatum (Karsch, 1894)Info
Pseudagrion simplicilaminatum (Carletti & Terzani, 1997)Info
Pseudagrion sjoestedti (Förster, 1906)Sjostedt´s SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion spernatum natalense (Ris, 1921)Natal SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion sudanicum rubroviride (Pinhey, 1956)Blue-spotted SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion superbum -> Pseudagrion serrulatumInfo
Pseudagrion thenartum (Fraser, 1955)Info
Pseudagrion torridum (Selys, 1876)Info
Species with RBack  Next  Top
Rhyothemis fenestrina (Rambur, 1842)Black-winged fluttererInfo
Rhyothemis notata (Fabricius, 1781)Info
Rhyothemis semihyalina (Desjardins, 1832)Phantom FluttererInfo
Species with SBack  Next  Top
Sapho bicolor (Selys, 1853)Info
Species with TBack  Next  Top
Tetrathemis camerunensis (Sjöstedt, 1900)Info
Thermochoria equivocata (Kirby, 1889)Info
Tholymis tillarga (Fabricius, 1798)TwisterInfo
Tragogomphus tenaculatus (Fraser, 1926)Info
Trithemis aenea (Pinhey, 1961)Info
Trithemis annulata (Palisot De Beauvois, 1805)Violet Dropwing Violet-marked DarterInfo
Trithemis arteriosa (Burmeister, 1839)Red-veined DropwingInfo
Trithemis basitincta (Ris, 1912)Info
Trithemis congolica (Pinhey, 1970)Info
Trithemis dichroa (Karsch, 1893)Small DropwingInfo
Trithemis dorsalis (Rambur, 1842)Round-hook DropwingInfo
Trithemis grouti (Pinhey, 1961)Black DropwingInfo
Trithemis hecate (Ris, 1912)Silhouette DropwingInfo
Trithemis nuptialis (Karsch, 1894)Hairy-legged DropwingInfo
Trithemis tropicana -> Eulepidotis candidaInfo
Trithetrum congoense (Aguesse, 1966)Info
Trithetrum navasi (Lacroix, 1921)Navas´ DarterInfo
Species with UBack  Next  Top
Umma cincta (Hagen In Selys, 1853)Info
Umma longistigma (Selys, 1869)Info
Umma saphirina (Förster, 1916)Sapphire DemoiselleInfo
Urothemis assignata (Selys, 1872)Red BaskerInfo
Urothemis edwardsii (Selys, 1849)Blue BaskerInfo
Species with ZBack  Top
Zygonoides occidentis (Ris, 1912)Info
Zygonyx eusebia (Ris, 1912)Info
Zygonyx flavicosta (Sjöstedt, 1900)Info
Zygonyx regisalberti (Schouteden, 1934)Info
Zygonyx torridus (Kirby, 1889)Ringed CascaderInfo
Zyxomma atlanticum (Selys, 1889)Smoky DuskdarterInfo
219 Species in Odonata for Democratic Republic of the Congo 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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