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Distribution path and Subregions of France (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Eurasia - Europe - West Europe - France
Subregions: North France (Grand Est), South France (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Corsica, New Aquitaine, Occitania, Provence-Alpes-Cote d´Azur)
Taxonomy for Odonata (Dragonflies) in France
Class
France
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 774 families, 8837 genera, 34322 species
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Subclass
France
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 759 families, 8803 genera, 34262 species
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Infraclass
France
Palaeoptera (Crampton, 1915) (Ancient winged insects)
 48 families, 139 genera, 372 species
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Superorder
France
Odonatoptera (Martynov, 1932)
 31 families, 92 genera, 224 species
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Order
France
Odonata (Fabricius, 1793) (Dragonflies) - Systematics
 19 families, 69 genera, 196 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
France
    Epiprocta (Lohmann, 1996)
     5 families, 41 genera, 110 species
Suborder
France
    Zygoptera (Selys, 1854) (Damselflies)
     6 families, 18 genera, 68 species
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Family overview for Odonata (Dragonflies) in France
Aeschnidiidae (Needham, 1903) - 1 Species
Aeshnidae (Rambur, 1842) - 33 SpeciesDarners
Calopterygidae (Selys, 1850) - 11 SpeciesDemoiselles
Coenagrionidae (Kirby, 1890) - 25 SpeciesPond damselflies
Cordulegastridae (Calvert, 1893) - 4 SpeciesFlying adder
Corduliidae (Selys-longchamps, 1850) - 11 SpeciesBoghaunters
Enigmaeshnidae (Nel, Neraudeau, Perrichot, Girard & Gomez, 2008) - 1 Species
Epallagidae (Needham, 1903) - 1 Species
Gallophlebiidae (Nel & Al., 2015) - 1 Species
Gomphidae (Rambur, 1842) - 12 SpeciesClubtails
Hemiphlebiidae (Fraser, 1960) - 1 SpeciesAncient greenling
Hypolestidae (Fraser, 1938) - 1 Species
Lestidae (Calvert, 1901) - 22 SpeciesSpreadwings
Libellulidae (Rambur, 1842) - 50 SpeciesSkimmers
Liupanshaniidae (Bechly & Al, 2001) - 1 Species
Megapodagrionidae (Tillyard, 1917) - 4 SpeciesFlatwings
Platycnemididae (Tillyard, 1917) - 5 SpeciesWhite-legged damselflies
Sieblosiidae (Handlirsch, 1906) - 11 Species
Stenophlebiidae (Needham, 1903) - 1 Species
19 Families with 196 Species in France


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Species overview - Checklist for Odonata in France
Species with ANext  
Acanthagrion apicale (Selys, 1876)Info
Aeschna juncea -> Aeshna junceaInfo
Aeschnophlebia miocenica (A. Nel, 1994)Info
Aeshna affinis (Vander Linden, 1820)Southern migrant hawkerSite
Aeshna andancensi (A. Nel, 1994)Info
Aeshna caerulea (Ström, 1783)Azure hawkerInfo
Aeshna cyanea (O. F. Müller, 1764)Blue hawkerSite
Aeshna formosus (Vander Linden, 1820)Info
Aeshna grandis (Linnaeus, 1758)Brown hawkerInfo
Aeshna heterofasciata (N. Theobald, 1937)Info
Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767)Green-eyed HawkerInfo
Aeshna isosceles -> Aeshna isocelesGreen-eyed HawkerInfo
Aeshna juncea (Linnaeus, 1758)Common hawkerInfo
Aeshna mixta (Latreille, 1805)Migrant hawkerSite
Aeshna oligocenica (A. Nel, 1994)Info
Aeshna ollivieri (A. Nel, 1986)Info
Aeshna paleocyanea (Nel, 1987)Info
Aeshna subarctica elisabethae (Djakonov, 1922)Info
Aeshna theobaldi (L. Piton, 1935)Info
Aeshna turoliana (B. Riou, 1995)Info
Anaciaeschna isoceles (Müller, 1767)Norfolk HawkerInfo
Anax ephippiger -> Hemianax ephippigerVagrant EmperorInfo
Anax imperator (Leach, 1815)Emperor DragonflyInfo
Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839)Lesser EmperorInfo
Anax parthenope parthenope (Selys, 1839)Info
Archaeophlebia enigmatica (L. Piton, 1940)Info
Species with BBack  Next  Top
Boyeria europaea (A. Nel, 1996)Info
Boyeria irene (Fonscolombe, 1838)Western SpectreInfo
Brachymesia furcata (Hagen, 1861)Red-tailed PennantInfo
Brachymesia herbida (Gundlach, 1889)Tawny PennantInfo
Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764)Hairy dragonflyInfo
Species with CBack  Next  Top
Calopteryx andancensis (A. Nel, 1994)Info
Calopteryx haemorrhoidalis (Vander Linden, 1825)Copper DemoiselleInfo
Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1782)Banded DemoiselleSite
Calopteryx splendens splendens (Harris, 1782)Info
Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758)Beautiful DemoiselleSite
Calopteryx virgo meridionalis (Selys, 1853)Info
Calopteryx virgo virgo (Linnaeus, 1758)Info
Calopteryx xanthostoma (Charpentier, 1825)Western DemoiselleInfo
Caussanelia papaziani (A. Nel, 1997)Info
Celithemis cantalensis (A. Nel, 1996)Info
Cellulocordulia fasciata (B. Riou, 1995)Info
Cercion lindenii -> Ischnura auroraInfo
Cercion lindenii lindenii (Selys, 1840)Info
Ceriagrion tenellum (De Villers, 1789)Small Red DamselflyInfo
Ceriagrion tenellum tenellum (De Villers, 1789)Info
Chalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825)Willow Emerald DamselflyInfo
Coenagrion caerulescens (Fonscolombe, 1838)Mediterranean BluetInfo
Coenagrion hastulatum (Charpentier, 1825)Northern DamselflyInfo
Coenagrion mercuriale (Charpentier, 1840)Southern DamselflyInfo
Coenagrion mercuriale mercuriale (Charpentier, 1840)Info
Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758)Azure DamselflySite
Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1823)Variable DamselflyInfo
Coenagrion scitulum (Rambur, 1842)Dainty DamselflyInfo
Cordulegaster bidentata (Selys, 1843)Sombre GoldenringInfo
Cordulegaster boltonii (Donovan, 1807)Golden-ringed DragonflyInfo
Cordulegaster boltonii boltonii (Donovan, 1807)Info
Cordulegaster boltonii immaculifrons (Selys, 1843)Info
Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758)Downy EmeraldInfo
Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832)Scarlet darterSite
Crocothemis erythraea erythraea (Brullé, 1832)Info
Species with EBack  Next  Top
Electrohemiphlebia barucheli (M. Lak, 2009)Info
Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840)Common Blue DamselflySite
Enigmaeshna deprei (A. Nel, 2008)Info
Epiaeschna pseudoheros (A. Nel, 2010)Info
Epitheca bimaculata (Charpentier, 1825)Eurasian BaskettailInfo
Erythemis vesiculosa (Fabricius, 1775)Great PondhawkInfo
Erythrodiplax umbrata (Linnaeus, 1758)Band-winged DragonletInfo
Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840)Blue-EyeInfo
Erythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823)Large RedeyeInfo
Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840)Small RedeyeSite
Species with GBack  Next  Top
Galloliupanshania incompleta (A. Nel, 2015)Info
Gallophlebia magnifica (A. Nel, 2015)Info
Gallostenophlebia incompleta (A. Nel, 2015)Info
Gomphus flavicornis -> Mordella sororculaInfo
Gomphus flavipes -> Gomphus pulchellusYellow-legged DragonflyInfo
Gomphus graslini -> Gomphus grasliniiInfo
Gomphus graslinii (Rambur, 1842)Pronged ClubtailInfo
Gomphus pulchellus (Selys, 1840)Western ClubtailInfo
Gomphus simillimus (Selys, 1840)Yellow ClubtailInfo
Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758)Common ClubtailInfo
Species with HBack  Next  Top
Hemianax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839)Vagrant EmperorInfo
Species with IBack  Next  Top
Ischnura abyssinica (Martin, 1907)Info
Ischnura aurora (Brauer, 1865)Aurora BluetailInfo
Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820)Blue-tailed DamselflySite
Ischnura genei (Rambur, 1842)Island BluetailInfo
Ischnura graellsii (Rambur, 1842)Iberian BluetailInfo
Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825)Small BluetailInfo
Ischnura ramburii (Selys In Sagra, 1857)Ramburīs ForktailInfo
Species with JBack  Next  Top
Jeanlegrandia oligocenica (A. Nel, 2005)Info
Species with LBack  Next  Top
Lestes aquisextana (A. Nel, 1985)Info
Lestes arvernus (L. Piton, 1935)Info
Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798)Southern Emerald DamselflyInfo
Lestes brisaci (A. Nel, 1997)Info
Lestes ceresti (A. Nel, 1985)Info
Lestes dryas (Kirby, 1890)Emerald SpreadwingInfo
Lestes forsterii (Hess, 1895)Info
Lestes irenea (A. Nel, 1987)Info
Lestes lutzi (A. Nel, 1994)Info
Lestes macrostigma (Eversmann, 1836)Dark Emerald DamselflyInfo
Lestes numidicus (Samraoui, Weekers & Dumont, 2003)Late SpreadwingInfo
Lestes plicata (L. Piton, 1939)Info
Lestes regina (N. Theobald, 1937)Info
Lestes sponsa (Hansemann, 1823)Emerald DamselflyInfo
Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825)Small Emerald DamselflyInfo
Lestes virens vestalis (Rambur, 1842)Info
Lestes virens virens (Charpentier, 1825)Info
Lestes viridis -> Lestes barbarusSite
Lestes zalesskyi (Piton, 1940)Info
Leucorrhinia albifrons (Burmeister, 1839)Dark WhitefaceInfo
Leucorrhinia caudalis (Charpentier, 1840)Lilypad WhitefaceInfo
Leucorrhinia dubia (Vander Linden, 1825)White-faced DarterInfo
Leucorrhinia pectoralis (Charpentier, 1825)Large White-faced DarterInfo
Leucorrhinia rubicunda (Linnaeus, 1758)Ruby WhitefaceInfo
Libellula depressa (Linnaeus, 1758)Broad-bodied darterInfo
Libellula eusebioi (L. Piton, 1935)Info
Libellula fulva (Müller, 1764)Scarce ChaserSite
Libellula martini (F. Meunier, 1914)Info
Libellula minuscula -> Eublemma nyctopaInfo
Libellula pourqueryi (H. Nicolas, 1890)Info
Libellula quadrimaculata (Linnaeus, 1758)Four-spotted SkimmerInfo
Libellula requieniana (H. Nicolas, 1890)Info
Species with MBack  Next  Top
Macromia splendens (Pictet, 1843)Splendid CruiserInfo
Merlebachia grimaudi (G. Waterlot, 1934)Info
Micrathyria aequalis (Hagen, 1861)Spot-tailed DasherInfo
Miorhodopygia andancensis (B. Riou, 1995)Info
Species with NBack  Next  Top
Nehalennia speciosa (Charpentier, 1840)Pygmy damselflyInfo
Species with OBack  Next  Top
Oligaeschna jungi (L. Piton, 1939)Info
Oligaeschna palaeocoerulea (J. Timon-david, 1946)Info
Oligoaeschna oligocenica (Nel, 1983)Info
Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758)Small PincertailInfo
Onychogomphus forcipatus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758)Info
Onychogomphus forcipatus unguiculatus (Vander Linden, 1820)Info
Onychogomphus uncatus (Charpentier, 1840)Large PincertailInfo
Ophiogomphus cecilia (Geoffroy In Fourcroy, 1785)Green SnaketailInfo
Orthetrum albistylum (Selys, 1848)White-Tailed SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837)Southern SkimmerSite
Orthetrum brunneum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837)Info
Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758)Black-Tailed SkimmerSite
Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798)Keeled SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum coerulescens coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798)Info
Oxygastra curtisii (Dale, 1834)Orange-spotted EmeraldInfo
Species with PBack  Next  Top
Palaeotramea aquisextana (A. Nel, 1985)Info
Palaeotramea martini (Meunier, 1914)Info
Paleotauriphila marquesi (Nel & Paicheler, 1993)Info
Paleotermopsis oligocenicus (A. Nel, 1993)Info
Paraoligolestes miocenicus (A. Nel, 1993)Info
Parastenolestes oligocenicus (Nel & Paicheler, 1994)Info
Parazacallites aquisextanea (A. Nel, 1988)Info
Platycnemis acutipennis (Selys, 1841)Orange FeatherlegInfo
Platycnemis aurantipes -> Agrilus quaestionisInfo
Platycnemis latipes (Rambur, 1842)White FeatherlegInfo
Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771)Blue FeatherlegInfo
Platycnemis pennipes pennipes (Pallas, 1771)Info
Prohypolestes dauphinensis (Nel & Paicheler, 1994)Info
Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776)Large Red DamselflySite
Species with SBack  Next  Top
Santonitermes chloeae (M. S. Engel, 2011)Info
Sapho armissani (A. Nel, 1987)Info
Sapho legrandi (A. Nel, 2010)Info
Sapho sannoisiensis (F. Meunier, 1914)Info
Somatochlora alpestris (Selys, 1840)Alpine EmeraldInfo
Somatochlora arctica (Zetterstedt, 1840)Northern EmeraldInfo
Somatochlora brisaci (A. Nel, 1996)Info
Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825)Yellow-Spotted EmeraldInfo
Somatochlora metallica (Vander Linden, 1825)Brilliant EmeraldInfo
Somatochlora metallica metallica (Vander Linden, 1825)Info
Stenolestes andancensis (B. Riou, 1995)Info
Stenolestes belligaudi (Nel & Al., 1997)Info
Stenolestes camoinsi (Nel, 1986)Info
Stenolestes cerestensis (A. Nel, 2005)Info
Stenolestes coulleti (A. Nel, 1986)Info
Stenolestes dauphinensis (Nel & Al., 1997)Info
Stenolestes falloti (N. Theobald, 1937)Info
Stenolestes fischeri (Nel, 1986)Info
Stenolestes ronzonense (A. Aymard, 1856)Info
Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820)Common Winter DamselflyInfo
Sympecma incerta (L. Piton, 1935)Info
Sympetrum bigoti (A. Nel, 1985)Info
Sympetrum cantalensis (A. Nel, 1996)Info
Sympetrum danae (Sulzer, 1776)Black darterInfo
Sympetrum depressiusculum (Selys, 1841)Spotted darterInfo
Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758)Yellow-winged darterInfo
Sympetrum fonscolombei -> Sympetrum fonscolombiiNomadInfo
Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840)Red-veined darterInfo
Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841)Southern darterInfo
Sympetrum pedemontanum (O. F. Müller In Allioni, 1766)Banded darterInfo
Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764)Ruddy darterSite
Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840)Common darterSite
Sympetrum striolatum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840)Info
Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758)Vagrant darterSite
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Tauriphila cerestensis (Nel & Paicheler, 1993)Info
Thanetophilosina menatensis (A. Nel, 1997)Info
Trithemis annulata (Palisot De Beauvois, 1805)Violet Dropwing Violet-marked DarterInfo
Species with VBack  Top
Vulcagrion andancensis (A. Nel, 1996)Info
Vulcagrion cantalensis (A. Nel, 1996)Info
Vulcagrion propedemontanum (L. Piton, 1935)Info
196 Species in Odonata for France 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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