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Distribution path and Subregions of Melanesia (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Oceania - Melanesia
Subregions: Fiji (Viti Levu), New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea (Morobe), Solomon Islands, Vanuatu
Taxonomy for Odonata (Dragonflies) in Melanesia
Class
Melanesia
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 467 families, 5464 genera, 24244 species
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Subclass
Melanesia
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 458 families, 5447 genera, 24222 species
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Infraclass
Melanesia
Palaeoptera (Crampton, 1915) (Ancient winged insects)
 16 families, 80 genera, 200 species
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Superorder
Melanesia
Odonatoptera (Martynov, 1932)
 13 families, 68 genera, 187 species
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Order
Melanesia
Odonata (Fabricius, 1793) (Dragonflies) - Systematics
 13 families, 68 genera, 187 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
Melanesia
    Epiprocta (Lohmann, 1996)
     4 families, 37 genera, 92 species
Suborder
Melanesia
    Zygoptera (Selys, 1854) (Damselflies)
     9 families, 31 genera, 95 species
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Family overview for Odonata (Dragonflies) in Melanesia
Aeshnidae (Rambur, 1842) - 12 SpeciesDarners
Calopterygidae (Selys, 1850) - 1 SpeciesDemoiselles
Chlorocyphidae (Cowley, 1937) - 4 SpeciesJewels
Coenagrionidae (Kirby, 1890) - 53 SpeciesPond damselflies
Corduliidae (Selys-longchamps, 1850) - 12 SpeciesBoghaunters
Diphlebiidae (Davies & Tobin, 1984) - 2 SpeciesAzure damselflies
Gomphidae (Rambur, 1842) - 2 SpeciesClubtails
Isostictidae (Fraser, 1955) - 5 SpeciesNarrow-wings
Lestidae (Calvert, 1901) - 9 SpeciesSpreadwings
Libellulidae (Rambur, 1842) - 66 SpeciesSkimmers
Megapodagrionidae (Tillyard, 1917) - 7 SpeciesFlatwings
Platycnemididae (Tillyard, 1917) - 18 SpeciesWhite-legged damselflies
Platystictidae (Laidlaw, 1924) - 2 SpeciesShadowdamsels
13 Families with 193 Species in Melanesia


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Species overview - Checklist for Odonata in Melanesia
Species with ANext  
Adversaeschna brevistyla (Rambur, 1842)Blue-spotted hawkerInfo
Aeshna brevistyla (Davies, 2002)Bluespotted hawkerInfo
Agriocnemis exsudans (Selys, 1877)Info
Agriocnemis femina (Brauer, 1868)Pinhead wispInfo
Agriocnemis pygmaea (Rambur, 1842)Pigmy wispInfo
Agriocnemis salomonis (Lieftinck, 1949)Info
Agrionoptera insignis (Rambur, 1842)Red SwampdragonInfo
Agrionoptera insignis allogenes -> Eublemma albostriataRed SwampdragonInfo
Agrionoptera insignis papuensis (Selys, 1879)Info
Agrionoptera insignis similis (Selys, 1879)Info
Agrionoptera longitudinalis (Selys, 1878)Striped swampdragonInfo
Agrionoptera longitudinalis biserialis (Selys, 1879)Striped SwampdragonInfo
Agyrtacantha dirupta (Karsch, 1889)Trifid DusthawkerInfo
Anaciaeschna jaspidea (Burmeister, 1839)Australasian DuskhawkerInfo
Anax gibbosulus (Rambur, 1842)Green EmperorInfo
Anax guttatus (Burmeister, 1839)Pale-spotted EmperorInfo
Anax selysii -> Anax guttatusInfo
Argiocnemis ensifera (Lieftinck, 1932)Info
Argiocnemis rubescens (Selys, 1877)Red-tipped ShadeflyInfo
Argiolestes annulipes -> Agrilus luteopictusInfo
Argiolestes montivagans (Förster, 1900)Info
Austrocnemis maccullochi (Tillyard, 1926)Tiny longlegsInfo
Austrogynacantha heterogena (Tillyard, 1908)Australian duskhawkerInfo
Austrolestes cheesmanae (Kimmins, 1936)Info
Species with BBack  Next  Top
Brachydiplax denticauda (Brauer, 1867)Palemouth Shorttail DwarfInfo
Brachydiplax duivenbodei (Brauer, 1866)DarkmouthInfo
Species with CBack  Next  Top
Caledargiolestes uniseries (Ris, 1915)Info
Caledopteryx maculata (Winstanley & Davies, 1982)Info
Caledopteryx sarasini (Ris, 1915)Info
Camacinia othello (Tillyard, 1908)Black knightInfo
Ceriagrion aeruginosum (Brauer, 1869)RedtailInfo
Crocothemis nigrifrons (Kirby, 1894)Black-headed skimmerInfo
Crocothemis servilia (Drury, 1773)Acarlet skimmerInfo
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Diphlebia euphaeoides -> Diphlebia euphoeoidesTropical RockmasterInfo
Diphlebia euphoeoides (Tillyard, 1907)Tropical rockmasterInfo
Diplacina arsinoe (Lieftinck, 1953)Info
Diplacina erigone (Lieftinck, 1953)Info
Diplacina ismene (Lieftinck, 1933)Info
Diplacina persephone (Lieftinck, 1933)Info
Diplacodes bipunctata (Brauer, 1865)Wandering PercherInfo
Diplacodes haematodes (Burmeister, 1839)Scarlet PercherInfo
Diplacodes nebulosa (Fabricius, 1793)Charcoal-winged PercherInfo
Diplacodes trivialis (Rambur, 1842)Chalky PercherSite
Drepanosticta bicornuta (Selys, 1878)Info
Drepanosticta dendrolagina (Lieftinck, 1938)Info
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Gynacantha kirbyi (Krüger, 1898)Slender DuskhawkerInfo
Gynacantha mocsaryi (Förster, 1898)Paddle-Tipped DuskhawkerInfo
Gynacantha rosenbergi (Kaup In Brauer, 1867)Grey DuskhawkerInfo
Gynacantha stevensoni (Fraser, 1927)Info
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Hemicordulia ericetorum (Lieftinck, 1942)Info
Hemicordulia fidelis (Mclachlan, 1886)Info
Hemicordulia gracillima -> Hemicordulia teneraInfo
Hemicordulia olympica (Lieftinck, 1942)Info
Hemicordulia silvarum (Ris, 1913)Info
Hemicordulia tenera (Lieftinck, 1930)Info
Huonia arborophila (Lieftinck, 1942)Info
Huonia arborophila arborophila (Lieftinck, 1942)Info
Hydrobasileus brevistylus (Brauer, 1865)Water princeInfo
Hylaeargia simulatrix (Lieftinck, 1949)Info
Hypothemis hageni (Karsch, 1889)Info
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Ictinogomphus australis (Selys, 1873)Australian TigerInfo
Ictinogomphus australis lieftincki (Schmidt, 1934)Info
Indolestes vitiensis (Tillyard, 1924)Info
Ischnura acuticauda (Lieftinck, 1959)Info
Ischnura aurora (Brauer, 1865)Aurora BluetailInfo
Ischnura heterosticta (Burmeister, 1842)Common BluetailInfo
Ischnura isoetes (Lieftinck, 1949)Info
Ischnura pamelae (Vick & Davies, 1988)Info
Ischnura pruinescens (Tillyard, 1906)Colourful BluetailInfo
Isosticta gracilior (Lieftinck, 1975)Info
Isosticta robustior (Ris, 1915)Info
Isosticta tillyardi (Campion, 1921)Info
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Lathrecista asiatica (Fabricius, 1798)Asiatic Blood TailInfo
Lathrecista asiatica festa (Selys, 1879)Australasian SlimwingInfo
Lestes praemorsus -> Platylestes praemorsusScalloped spreadwingInfo
Lestes rectangularis (Say, 1840)Slender SpreadwingInfo
Lestes sponsa (Hansemann, 1823)Emerald DamselflyInfo
Lestes tridens (Mclachlan, 1895)Spotted SpreadwingInfo
Lestes uncifer (Karsch, 1899)Sickle SpreadwingInfo
Lestes vigilax (Selys, 1862)Swamp SpreadwingInfo
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Macrodiplax cora (Kaup In Brauer, 1867)Cora’s PennantInfo
Macromia celaeno (Lieftinck, 1955)Info
Macromia eurynome (Lieftinck, 1942)Info
Macromia terpsichore (Förster, 1900)Info
Melanesobasis bicellulare (Donnelly, 1984)Info
Melanesobasis corniculata (Tillyard, 1924)Info
Melanesobasis corniculata marginata (Donnelly, 1984)Info
Melanesobasis flavilabris (Selys, 1891)Info
Melanesobasis maculosa (Donnelly, 1984)Info
Melanesobasis mcleani (Donnelly, 1984)Info
Melanesobasis prolixa (Donnelly, 1984)Info
Mortonagrion martini (Ris, 1900)Info
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Nannophlebia adonira (Lieftinck, 1938)Info
Nannophya pygmaea -> Nannothemis bellaScarlet PygmyflyInfo
Nannothemis bella (Uhler, 1857)Elfin SkimmerInfo
Nesobasis angulicollis (Tillyard, 1924)Info
Nesobasis caerulecaudata (Donnelly, 1990)Info
Nesobasis campioni (Tillyard, 1924)Info
Nesobasis comosa (Tillyard, 1924)Info
Nesobasis erythrops (Selys, 1891)Info
Nesobasis flavifrons (Donnelly, 1990)Info
Nesobasis heteroneura (Tillyard, 1924)Info
Nesobasis ingens (Donnelly, 1990)Info
Nesobasis leveri (Kimmins, 1943)Info
Nesobasis longistyla (Selys, 1891)Info
Nesobasis recava (Donnelly, 1990)Info
Nesobasis rufostigma (Donnelly, 1990)Info
Nesobasis selysi (Tillyard, 1924)Info
Nesobasis telegastrum (Selys, 1891)Info
Nesoxenia mysis (Selys, 1878)Info
Nesoxenia mysis cingulata (Kirby, 1889)Info
Nesoxenia mysis dahli (Ris, 1898)Info
Neurobasis australis (Selys, 1878)Papuan DemoiselleInfo
Neurothemis decora (Kaup In Brauer, 1866)Info
Neurothemis ramburii (Brauer, 1866)Info
Neurothemis ramburii papuensis (Lieftinck, 1942)Info
Neurothemis stigmatizans (Fabricius, 1775)Painted GrasshawkInfo
Neurothemis stigmatizans bramina (Guérin, 1830)Info
Neurothemis terminata (Fabricius, 1793)Info
Nososticta beatrix (Lieftinck, 1949)Info
Nososticta chalybeostoma (Lieftinck, 1932)Info
Nososticta commutata (Lieftinck, 1938)Info
Nososticta dorsonigra (Martin, 1903)Info
Nososticta erythrura (Lieftinck, 1932)Info
Nososticta finisterrae (Förster, 1897)Info
Nososticta irene (Lieftinck, 1949)Info
Nososticta melanoxantha (Lieftinck, 1949)Info
Nososticta nigrifrons (Ris, 1913)Info
Nososticta nigrofasciata (Lieftinck, 1932)Info
Nososticta rosea (Ris, 1913)Info
Nososticta salomonis (Selys, 1886)Info
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Oreagrion armeniacum (Lieftinck, 1949)Info
Oreagrion oreadum (Lieftinck, 1949)Info
Orthetrum caledonicum (Brauer, 1865)Blue SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum glaucum (Brauer, 1865)Blue Marsh HawkInfo
Orthetrum sabina (Drury, 1770)Slender SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum serapia (Watson, 1984)Green SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum villosovittatum (Brauer, 1868)Fiery SkimmerInfo
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Palaiargia ceyx (Lieftinck, 1949)Info
Palaiargia charmosyna (Lieftinck, 1932)Info
Pantala flavescens (Fabricius, 1798)Wandering GliderInfo
Papuagrion gurneyi (Lieftinck, 1949)Info
Papuagrion occipitale (Selys, 1877)Info
Platylestes praemorsus (Hagen In Selys, 1862)Scalloped spreadwingInfo
Podopteryx selysi (Förster, 1899)Treehole flatwingInfo
Protorthemis coronata (Kaup In Brauer, 1866)Info
Protorthemis woodfordi (Kirby, 1889)Info
Pseudagrion cingillum (Brauer, 1869)Norther RiverdamselInfo
Pseudagrion civicum (Lieftinck, 1932)Info
Pseudagrion farinicollis (Lieftinck, 1932)Info
Pseudagrion ignifer (Tillyard, 1906)Flame-headed RiverdamselInfo
Pseudagrion microcephalum (Rambur, 1842)Blue RiverdamselInfo
Pseudagrion papuense -> Eustrotia trigonodesInfo
Pseudagrion silaceum (Lieftinck, 1932)Info
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Rhinocypha liberata (Lieftinck, 1949)Info
Rhinocypha tincta adusta (Lieftinck, 1949)Info
Rhinocypha tincta amanda (Lieftinck, 1938)Info
Rhinocypha tincta semitincta (Selys, 1869)Papuan JewelInfo
Rhodothemis lieftincki (Fraser, 1954)Red ArrowInfo
Rhodothemis rufa (Rambur, 1842)Ruby DarterInfo
Rhyothemis graphiptera (Rambur, 1842)Graphic FluttererInfo
Rhyothemis hurleyi (Tillyard, 1926)Info
Rhyothemis phyllis (Sulzer, 1776)Yellow-barred FluttererInfo
Rhyothemis phyllis aequalis (Kimmins, 1936)Info
Rhyothemis phyllis apicalis (Kirby, 1889)Info
Rhyothemis phyllis beatricis (Lieftinck, 1942)Info
Rhyothemis phyllis dispar (Brauer, 1867)Info
Rhyothemis phyllis marginata (Ris, 1913)Info
Rhyothemis princeps irene (Lieftinck, 1942)Info
Rhyothemis princeps princeps (Kirby, 1894)Info
Rhyothemis resplendens (Selys, 1878)Jewel fluttererInfo
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Selysioneura capreola (Lieftinck, 1932)Info
Selysioneura phasma (Lieftinck, 1932)Info
Synthemis campioni (Lieftinck, 1971)Info
Synthemis fenella (Campion, 1921)Info
Synthemis primigenia -> Mordellistena nebusolaInfo
Species with TBack  Next  Top
Tapeinothemis boharti (Lieftinck, 1950)Info
Teinobasis rufithorax (Selys, 1877)Red-breasted LongtailInfo
Teinobasis scintillans (Lieftinck, 1932)Info
Tetrathemis irregularis papuensis (Lieftinck, 1942)Info
Tholymis tillarga (Fabricius, 1798)TwisterInfo
Tramea liberata (Lieftinck, 1949)Info
Tramea transmarina (Brauer, 1867)Common gliderInfo
Tramea transmarina propinqua (Lieftinck, 1942)Northern GliderInfo
Trineuragrion percostale (Ris, 1915)Info
Trithemis annulata (Palisot De Beauvois, 1805)Violet Dropwing Violet-marked DarterInfo
Species with XBack  Top
Xiphiagrion cyanomelas (Selys, 1876)Info
187 Species in Odonata for Melanesia 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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