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Distribution path and Subregions of Ireland (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Eurasia - Europe - North Europe - British Isles - Ireland
Taxonomy for Odonata (Dragonflies) in Ireland
Class
Ireland
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 379 families, 2868 genera, 8244 species
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Subclass
Ireland
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 375 families, 2863 genera, 8235 species
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Infraclass
Ireland
Palaeoptera (Crampton, 1915) (Ancient winged insects)
 13 families, 34 genera, 64 species
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Superorder
Ireland
Odonatoptera (Martynov, 1932)
 7 families, 16 genera, 33 species
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Order
Ireland
Odonata (Fabricius, 1793) (Dragonflies) - Systematics
 7 families, 16 genera, 33 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
Ireland
    Epiprocta (Lohmann, 1996)
     4 families, 10 genera, 21 species
Suborder
Ireland
    Zygoptera (Selys, 1854) (Damselflies)
     3 families, 6 genera, 12 species
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Family overview for Odonata (Dragonflies) in Ireland
Aeshnidae (Rambur, 1842) - 8 SpeciesDarners
Calopterygidae (Selys, 1850) - 2 SpeciesDemoiselles
Coenagrionidae (Kirby, 1890) - 8 SpeciesPond damselflies
Cordulegastridae (Calvert, 1893) - 1 SpeciesFlying adder
Corduliidae (Selys-longchamps, 1850) - 2 SpeciesBoghaunters
Lestidae (Calvert, 1901) - 2 SpeciesSpreadwings
Libellulidae (Rambur, 1842) - 10 SpeciesSkimmers
7 Families with 33 Species in Ireland


Species overview - Checklist for Odonata in Ireland
Aeshna cyanea (O. F. Müller, 1764)Blue hawkerSite
Aeshna grandis (Linnaeus, 1758)Brown hawkerInfo
Aeshna juncea (Linnaeus, 1758)Common hawkerInfo
Aeshna mixta (Latreille, 1805)Migrant hawkerSite
Anax imperator (Leach, 1815)Emperor DragonflyInfo
Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839)Lesser EmperorInfo
Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764)Hairy dragonflyInfo
Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1782)Banded DemoiselleSite
Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758)Beautiful DemoiselleSite
Coenagrion lunulatum (Charpentier, 1840)Irish DamselflyInfo
Coenagrion mercuriale (Charpentier, 1840)Southern DamselflyInfo
Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758)Azure DamselflySite
Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1823)Variable DamselflyInfo
Cordulegaster boltonii (Donovan, 1807)Golden-ringed DragonflyInfo
Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758)Downy EmeraldInfo
Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840)Common Blue DamselflySite
Hemianax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839)Vagrant EmperorInfo
Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820)Blue-tailed DamselflySite
Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825)Small BluetailInfo
Lestes dryas (Kirby, 1890)Emerald SpreadwingInfo
Lestes sponsa (Hansemann, 1823)Emerald DamselflyInfo
Libellula depressa (Linnaeus, 1758)Broad-bodied darterInfo
Libellula fulva (Müller, 1764)Scarce ChaserSite
Libellula quadrimaculata (Linnaeus, 1758)Four-spotted SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758)Black-Tailed SkimmerSite
Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798)Keeled SkimmerInfo
Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776)Large Red DamselflySite
Somatochlora arctica (Zetterstedt, 1840)Northern EmeraldInfo
Sympetrum danae (Sulzer, 1776)Black darterInfo
Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758)Yellow-winged darterInfo
Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840)Red-veined darterInfo
Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764)Ruddy darterSite
Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840)Common darterSite
33 Species in Odonata for Ireland listed
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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