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Distribution path and Subregions of Kenya (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Africa - East Africa - Kenya
Taxonomy for Odonata (Dragonflies) in Kenya
Class
Kenya
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 431 families, 4959 genera, 16872 species
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Subclass
Kenya
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 427 families, 4950 genera, 16860 species
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Infraclass
Kenya
Palaeoptera (Crampton, 1915) (Ancient winged insects)
 16 families, 69 genera, 219 species
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Superorder
Kenya
Odonatoptera (Martynov, 1932)
 11 families, 63 genera, 211 species
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Order
Kenya
Odonata (Fabricius, 1793) (Dragonflies) - Systematics
 11 families, 63 genera, 211 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
Kenya
    Epiprocta (Lohmann, 1996)
     4 families, 44 genera, 139 species
Suborder
Kenya
    Zygoptera (Selys, 1854) (Damselflies)
     7 families, 19 genera, 72 species
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Family overview for Odonata (Dragonflies) in Kenya
Aeshnidae (Rambur, 1842) - 13 SpeciesDarners
Calopterygidae (Selys, 1850) - 2 SpeciesDemoiselles
Chlorocyphidae (Cowley, 1937) - 6 SpeciesJewels
Coenagrionidae (Kirby, 1890) - 49 SpeciesPond damselflies
Corduliidae (Selys-longchamps, 1850) - 9 SpeciesBoghaunters
Gomphidae (Rambur, 1842) - 30 SpeciesClubtails
Lestidae (Calvert, 1901) - 8 SpeciesSpreadwings
Libellulidae (Rambur, 1842) - 87 SpeciesSkimmers
Platycnemididae (Tillyard, 1917) - 1 SpeciesWhite-legged damselflies
Protoneuridae (Tillyard, 1917) - 5 SpeciesThreadtails
Pseudostigmatidae (Tillyard, 1917) - 1 SpeciesForest giants
11 Families with 211 Species in Kenya


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Species overview - Checklist for Odonata in Kenya
Species with ANext  
Aciagrion gracile (Sjöstedt, 1909)Info
Acisoma panorpoides (Rambur, 1842)Grizzled PintailInfo
Acisoma panorpoides panorpoides (Rambur, 1842)Info
Acisoma trifidum (Kirby, 1889)Info
Acisoma variegatum -> Acisoma panorpoidesGrizzled PintailInfo
Aeshna ellioti (Kirby, 1896)Elliot´s hawkerInfo
Aeshna meruensis -> Agrilus ussuricolaInfo
Aeshna rileyi -> Agrilus ustusRiley´s HawkerInfo
Aethriamanta rezia (Kirby, 1889)Pygmy BaskerInfo
Africallagma elongatum (Martin, 1907)Slender BluetInfo
Africallagma glaucum (Burmeister, 1839)Swamp BluetInfo
Africallagma pseudelongatum (Longfield, 1936)Sprite BluetInfo
Africallagma subtile (Ris, 1921)Pale BluetInfo
Africallagma vaginale (Sjöstedt, 1917)Info
Agriocnemis exilis Selys, 1872Little WhispInfo
Agriocnemis gratiosa Gerstäcker, 1891Gracious WhispInfo
Agriocnemis inversa (Karsch, 1899)Info
Agriocnemis sania (Nielsen, 1959)Info
Agriocnemis zerafica (Le Roi, 1915)Info
Anaciaeschna triangulifera (Mclachlan, 1896)Evening HawkerInfo
Anax ephippiger -> Hemianax ephippigerVagrant EmperorInfo
Anax imperator (Leach, 1815)Emperor DragonflyInfo
Anax speratus (Hagen, 1867)Orange EmperorInfo
Anax tristis (Hagen, 1867)Black EmperorInfo
Atoconeura biordinata (Karsch, 1899)Info
Atoconeura eudoxia (Kirby, 1909)Info
Atoconeura kenya (Longfield, 1953)Info
Azuragrion nigridorsum (Selys, 1876)Black-tailed BluetInfo
Species with BBack  Next  Top
Brachythemis impartita -> Brachythemis leucostictaNorthern Banded GroundlingInfo
Brachythemis lacustris (Kirby, 1889)Red GroundlingInfo
Brachythemis leucosticta (Burmeister, 1839)Banded GroundlingInfo
Brachythemis wilsoni (Pinhey, 1952)Wilson´s GroundlingInfo
Bradinopyga cornuta (Ris, 1911)Horned Rock-dwellerInfo
Bradinopyga strachani (Kirby, 1900)Red Rock-dwellerInfo
Species with CBack  Next  Top
Ceriagrion bakeri (Fraser, 1941)Info
Ceriagrion glabrum (Burmeister, 1839)Common OrangeInfo
Ceriagrion kordofanicum (Ris, 1924)Info
Ceriagrion moorei -> Eurois brunnescensInfo
Ceriagrion suave (Ris, 1921)Suave CitrilInfo
Ceriagrion varians (Martin, 1908)Info
Ceriagrion whellani (Longfield, 1952)Info
Chalcostephia flavifrons (Kirby, 1889)YellowfaceInfo
Chlorocnemis abbotti (Calvert, 1896)Info
Chlorocnemis maccleeryi -> Agrilus ostentatorInfo
Chlorocnemis montana (St. Quentin, 1942)Info
Chlorocnemis pauli -> Agrilus owasInfo
Chlorocypha curta (Hagen In Selys, 1853)Blue-tailed red jewelInfo
Chlorocypha tenuis -> Agrilus meleagerInfo
Coryphagrion grandis (Morton, 1924)Info
Crenigomphus hartmanni (Förster, 1898)Hartmann´s TalontailInfo
Crenigomphus renei (Fraser, 1936)Info
Crocothemis divisa (Karsch, 1898)Divisa scarletInfo
Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832)Scarlet darterSite
Crocothemis sanguinolenta (Burmeister, 1839)Little scarletInfo
Species with DBack  Next  Top
Diplacodes deminuta (Lieftinck, 1969)Little PercherInfo
Diplacodes lefebvrii (Rambur, 1842)Black PercherInfo
Diplacodes luminans (Karsch, 1893)Luminous PercherInfo
Diplacodes okavangoensis -> Eublemma exanimisInfo
Species with EBack  Next  Top
Elattoneura glauca (Selys, 1860)Common ThreadtailInfo
Enallagma elongatum (Martin, 1907)Info
Enallagma glaucum -> Africallagma glaucumInfo
Enallagma pseudelongatum (Longfield, 1936)Info
Enallagma subfurcatum -> Agrilus sumbuanusInfo
Enallagma subtile -> Euplexia albifusaInfo
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Gomphidia quarrei (Schouteden, 1934)Quarre´s TigerInfo
Gynacantha bullata (Karsch, 1891)Info
Gynacantha manderica (Grünberg, 1902)Little DuskhawkerInfo
Gynacantha usambarica (Sjöstedt, 1909)Usambara DuskhawkerInfo
Gynacantha villosa (Grünberg, 1902)Hairy DuskhawkerInfo
Species with HBack  Next  Top
Hadrothemis camarensis (Kirby, 1889)Tree-hole Jungle-skimmerInfo
Hadrothemis scabrifrons (Ris, 1909)Red Jungle-skimmerInfo
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 ferox (Rambur, 1842)Common TigerInfo
Ischnura senegalensis (Rambur, 1842)Marsh BluetailInfo
Species with LBack  Next  Top
Lestes ictericus (Gerstäcker, 1869)Tawny SpreadwingInfo
Lestes ochraceus (Selys, 1862)Info
Lestes pallidus -> Lestes sternalisPallid SpreadwingInfo
Lestes plagiatus (Burmeister, 1839)Common SpreadwingInfo
Lestes sternalis (Navas, 1930)Info
Lestes tridens (Mclachlan, 1895)Spotted SpreadwingInfo
Lestes uncifer (Karsch, 1899)Sickle SpreadwingInfo
Lestes virgatus (Burmeister, 1839)Smoky SpreadwingInfo
Species with MBack  Next  Top
Macromia monoceros (Förster, 1906)Info
Macromia picta (Hagen In Selys, 1871)Info
Mesocnemis singularis (Karsch, 1891)RiverjackInfo
Microgomphus nyassicus (Grünberg, 1902)Info
Microgomphus schoutedeni (Fraser, 1949)Info
Micromacromia camerunica (Karsch, 1890)Large MicmacInfo
Species with NBack  Next  Top
Nesciothemis farinosa (Förster, 1898)Eastern BlacktailInfo
Nesciothemis farinosum (Förster, 1898)Black-tailed DancerInfo
Neurogomphus featheri (Pinhey, 1967)Info
Neurogomphus lujai ()Info
Neurogomphus pinheyi (Cammaerts, 1968)Info
Notiothemis jonesi (Ris, 1921)Jones´ ForestwatcherInfo
Notiothemis jonesi jonesi (Ris, 1919)Info
Notiothemis robertsi (Fraser, 1944)Robert´s ForestwatcherInfo
Notogomphus dorsalis (Selys, 1858)Info
Notogomphus kilimandjaricus (Sjöstedt, 1909)Info
Notogomphus lecythus (Campion, 1923)Info
Notogomphus leroyi (Schouteden, 1934)Info
Notogomphus lujai (Schouteden, 1934)Info
Notogomphus meruensis -> Notogomphus praetoriusInfo
Notogomphus praetorius (Selys, 1878)YellowjackInfo
Species with OBack  Next  Top
Olpogastra lugubris (Karsch, 1895)Slender BottletailInfo
Onychogomphus pilosus (Martin, 1911)Info
Onychogomphus styx (Pinhey, 1961)Info
Onychogomphus supinus (Selys, 1854)Gorge ClaspertailInfo
Orthetrum abbotti -> Orthetrum abotti abottiAbbott´s skimmerInfo
Orthetrum abotti abotti ()Info
Orthetrum albistylum (Selys, 1848)White-Tailed SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum angustiventre (Rambur, 1842)Many-celled SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum brachiale (Palisot De Beauvois, 1805)Tough SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum caffrum (Burmeister, 1839)Two-striped SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum camerunense (Gambles, 1959)Info
Orthetrum chrysostigma (Burmeister, 1839)Epaulet SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum guineense (Ris, 1909)Guinea SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum hintzi (Schmidt, 1951)Hintz´s SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum icteromelas (Ris, 1910)Spectacled SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum julia (Kirby, 1900)Julia SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum machadoi (Longfield, 1955)Machado´s SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum microstigma (Ris, 1911)Info
Orthetrum monardi (Schmidt, 1951)Info
Orthetrum sabina (Drury, 1770)Slender SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum stemmale (Burmeister, 1839)Stemmale SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum trinacria (Selys, 1841)Long SkimmerInfo
Species with PBack  Next  Top
Palpopleura deceptor (Calvert, 1899)Deceptive WidowInfo
Palpopleura jucunda (Rambur, 1842)Yellow-veined WidowInfo
Palpopleura lucia (Drury, 1773)Lucia WidowInfo
Palpopleura portia (Drury, 1773)Portia WidowInfo
Pantala flavescens (Fabricius, 1798)Wandering GliderInfo
Paragomphus abnormis (Karsch, 1890)Info
Paragomphus alluaudi (Martin, 1915)Info
Paragomphus cognatus (Rambur, 1842)Rock HocktailInfo
Paragomphus elpidius (Ris, 1921)Corkscrew HooktailInfo
Paragomphus fritillarius (Selys, 1892)Clubbed HooktailInfo
Paragomphus genei (Selys, 1841)Common HooktailInfo
Paragomphus magnus (Fraser, 1952)Great HooktailInfo
Paragomphus pumilio (Rambur, 1842)Small HooktailInfo
Paragomphus sabicus -> Mordella lepidaSabi HooktailInfo
Paragomphus viridior (Pinhey, 1961)Info
Phaon iridipennis (Burmeister, 1839)Glistening DemoiselleInfo
Philonomon luminans -> Diplacodes luminansInfo
Phyllogomphus selysi (Schouteden, 1933)Southern LeaftailInfo
Phyllomacromia funicularia -> Phyllomacromia monocerosInfo
Phyllomacromia kimminsi (Fraser, 1954)Kimmins´ CruiserInfo
Phyllomacromia melania (Selys, 1871)Info
Phyllomacromia monoceros (Förster, 1906)Black CruiserInfo
Phyllomacromia pallidinervis (Förster, 1906)Info
Phyllomacromia picta (Hagen In Selys, 1871)Darting CruiserInfo
Phyllomacromia sylvatica (Fraser, 1954)Info
Platycypha amboniensis (Martin, 1915)Montane Dancing-jewelInfo
Platycypha auripes (Förster, 1906)Golden Dancing-jewelInfo
Platycypha caligata (Selys, 1853)Dancing JewelInfo
Platycypha lacustris (Förster, 1914)Info
Proischnura subfurcata (Selys, 1876)Fork-tailed BluetInfo
Pseudagrion acaciae (Förster, 1906)Green-naped SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion bicoerulans (Martin, 1906)Info
Pseudagrion commoniae (Förster, 1902)Black SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion gamblesi (Pinhey, 1978)Great SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion gigas -> Pseudagrion gamblesiInfo
Pseudagrion glaucescens (Selys, 1876)Info
Pseudagrion hageni (Karsch, 1893)Painted SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion hamoni (Fraser, 1955)Drab SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion kersteni (Gerstäcker, 1869)Powder-striped SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion kibalense (Longfield, 1959)Info
Pseudagrion lindicum (Grünberg, 1902)Info
Pseudagrion massaicum (Sjöstedt, 1909)Masai SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion melanicterum (Selys, 1876)Black-and-yellow SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion niloticum (Dumont, 1978)Info
Pseudagrion nubicum (Selys, 1876)Info
Pseudagrion pseudomassaicum -> Pseudagrion sublacteumInfo
Pseudagrion salisburyense (Ris, 1921)Slate SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion sjoestedti (Förster, 1906)Sjostedt´s SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion spernatum (Selys, 1881)Natal SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion sublacteum (Karsch, 1893)Riffle SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion sublacteum sublacteum (Karsch, 1893)Info
Pseudagrion torridum (Selys, 1876)Info
Species with RBack  Next  Top
Rhyothemis fenestrina (Rambur, 1842)Black-winged fluttererInfo
Rhyothemis semihyalina (Desjardins, 1832)Phantom FluttererInfo
Species with SBack  Next  Top
Sympetrum navasi -> Mordellistena ferruginoidesInfo
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Teinobasis alluaudi (Martin, 1896)Info
Tetrathemis corduliformis (Longfield, 1936)Info
Tetrathemis polleni (Selys, 1877)Black-splashed ElfInfo
Thermochoria jeanneli (Martin, 1915)Info
Tramea limbata (Desjardins, 1832)Ferrugineus GliderInfo
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 bifida (Pinhey, 1970)Info
Trithemis donaldsoni (Calvert, 1899)Denim DropwingInfo
Trithemis dorsalis (Rambur, 1842)Round-hook DropwingInfo
Trithemis furva (Karsch, 1899)Navy DropwingInfo
Trithemis hecate (Ris, 1912)Silhouette DropwingInfo
Trithemis kirbyi (Selys, 1891)Orange-Winged DropwingInfo
Trithemis kirbyi ardens (Gerstaecker, 1891)Kirby´s DropwingInfo
Trithemis monardi (Ris, 1931)Monard´s DropwingInfo
Trithemis pluvialis (Förster, 1906)Riffle-and-Reed DropwingInfo
Trithemis pruinata (Karsch, 1899)Info
Trithemis risi -> Trithemis furvaInfo
Trithemis stictica (Burmeister, 1839)Jaunty DropwingInfo
Trithemis werneri (Ris, 1912)Elegant DropwingInfo
Trithetrum navasi (Lacroix, 1921)Navas´ DarterInfo
Species with UBack  Next  Top
Umma saphirina (Förster, 1916)Sapphire DemoiselleInfo
Urothemis assignata (Selys, 1872)Red BaskerInfo
Urothemis edwardsii (Selys, 1849)Blue BaskerInfo
Species with ZBack  Top
Zygonoides fuelleborni (Grünberg, 1902)Fuelleborn´s Bottle-tailInfo
Zygonyx natalensis (Martin, 1900)Blue CascaderInfo
Zygonyx torrida (Kirby, 1889)Info
Zygonyx torridus (Kirby, 1889)Ringed CascaderInfo
211 Species in Odonata for Kenya 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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