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Distribution path and Subregions of Namibia (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Africa - Southern Africa - Namibia
Taxonomy for Odonata (Dragonflies) in Namibia
Class
Namibia
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 349 families, 2937 genera, 7318 species
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Subclass
Namibia
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 347 families, 2922 genera, 7274 species
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Infraclass
Namibia
Palaeoptera (Crampton, 1915) (Ancient winged insects)
 16 families, 80 genera, 181 species
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Superorder
Namibia
Odonatoptera (Martynov, 1932)
 9 families, 54 genera, 136 species
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Order
Namibia
Odonata (Fabricius, 1793) (Dragonflies) - Systematics
 9 families, 54 genera, 136 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
Namibia
    Epiprocta (Lohmann, 1996)
     4 families, 42 genera, 100 species
Suborder
Namibia
    Zygoptera (Selys, 1854) (Damselflies)
     5 families, 12 genera, 36 species
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Family overview for Odonata (Dragonflies) in Namibia
Aeshnidae (Rambur, 1842) - 8 SpeciesDarners
Calopterygidae (Selys, 1850) - 1 SpeciesDemoiselles
Coenagrionidae (Kirby, 1890) - 26 SpeciesPond damselflies
Corduliidae (Selys-longchamps, 1850) - 6 SpeciesBoghaunters
Gomphidae (Rambur, 1842) - 15 SpeciesClubtails
Lestidae (Calvert, 1901) - 4 SpeciesSpreadwings
Libellulidae (Rambur, 1842) - 71 SpeciesSkimmers
Platycnemididae (Tillyard, 1917) - 1 SpeciesWhite-legged damselflies
Protoneuridae (Tillyard, 1917) - 4 SpeciesThreadtails
9 Families with 136 Species in Namibia


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Species overview - Checklist for Odonata in Namibia
Species with ANext  
Aciagrion heterosticta (Fraser, 1955)Info
Acisoma panorpoides (Rambur, 1842)Grizzled PintailInfo
Acisoma panorpoides ascalaphoides (Rambur, 1842)Info
Acisoma panorpoides panorpoides (Rambur, 1842)Info
Acisoma variegatum -> Acisoma panorpoidesGrizzled PintailInfo
Aeshna minuscula -> Zosteraeschna minusculaFriendly hawkerInfo
Aethiothemis solitaria (Martin, 1908)Info
Aethriamanta rezia (Kirby, 1889)Pygmy BaskerInfo
Africallagma glaucum (Burmeister, 1839)Swamp BluetInfo
Africallagma subtile (Ris, 1921)Pale BluetInfo
Agriocnemis exilis Selys, 1872Little WhispInfo
Agriocnemis gratiosa Gerstäcker, 1891Gracious WhispInfo
Agriocnemis ruberrima Balinsky, 1961Orange WhispInfo
Agriocnemis victoria (Fraser, 1928)Info
Anax ephippiger -> Hemianax ephippigerVagrant EmperorInfo
Anax imperator (Leach, 1815)Emperor DragonflyInfo
Anax speratus (Hagen, 1867)Orange EmperorInfo
Anax tristis (Hagen, 1867)Black EmperorInfo
Azuragrion nigridorsum (Selys, 1876)Black-tailed BluetInfo
Species with BBack  Next  Top
Brachythemis lacustris (Kirby, 1889)Red GroundlingInfo
Brachythemis leucosticta (Burmeister, 1839)Banded GroundlingInfo
Bradinopyga cornuta (Ris, 1911)Horned 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 suave (Ris, 1921)Suave CitrilInfo
Chalcostephia flavifrons (Kirby, 1889)YellowfaceInfo
Crenigomphus cornutus (Pinhey, 1956)Horned TalontailInfo
Crenigomphus hartmanni (Förster, 1898)Hartmann´s TalontailInfo
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 cellularis (Grünberg, 1902)Info
Elattoneura frenulata (Hagen In Selys, 1860)Sooty ThreadtailInfo
Elattoneura glauca (Selys, 1860)Common ThreadtailInfo
Elattoneura tropicalis -> Elattoneura frenulataInfo
Enallagma glaucum -> Africallagma glaucumInfo
Species with GBack  Next  Top
Gomphidia quarrei (Schouteden, 1934)Quarre´s TigerInfo
Gynacantha manderica (Grünberg, 1902)Little DuskhawkerInfo
Species with HBack  Next  Top
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 pallidus -> Lestes sternalisPallid SpreadwingInfo
Lestes pinheyi (Fraser, 1955)Info
Lestes sternalis (Navas, 1930)Info
Leucorrhinia dubia (Vander Linden, 1825)White-faced DarterInfo
Species with MBack  Next  Top
Macromia bifasciata (Martin, 1912)Info
Mesocnemis singularis (Karsch, 1891)RiverjackInfo
Species with NBack  Next  Top
Nesciothemis farinosa (Förster, 1898)Eastern BlacktailInfo
Nesciothemis farinosum (Förster, 1898)Black-tailed DancerInfo
Neurogomphus dissimilis (Cammaerts, 2004)Info
Neurogomphus zambeziensis (Cammaerts, 2004)Zambezi SiphontailInfo
Notogomphus praetorius (Selys, 1878)YellowjackInfo
Species with OBack  Next  Top
Olpogastra fuelleborni -> Eulepidotis holocleraInfo
Olpogastra lugubris (Karsch, 1895)Slender BottletailInfo
Orthetrum abbotti -> Orthetrum abotti abottiAbbott´s skimmerInfo
Orthetrum abotti abotti ()Info
Orthetrum albistylum (Selys, 1848)White-Tailed SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum brachiale (Palisot De Beauvois, 1805)Tough SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum caffrum (Burmeister, 1839)Two-striped SkimmerInfo
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 robustum (Balinsky, 1965)Robust SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum stemmale (Burmeister, 1839)Stemmale SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum trinacria (Selys, 1841)Long SkimmerInfo
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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 cataractae (Pinhey, 1963)Cataract HooktailInfo
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 sabicus -> Mordella lepidaSabi HooktailInfo
Parazyxomma flavicans (Martin, 1908)Banded DuskdarterInfo
Phaon iridipennis (Burmeister, 1839)Glistening DemoiselleInfo
Philonomon luminans -> Diplacodes luminansInfo
Phyllogomphus selysi (Schouteden, 1933)Southern LeaftailInfo
Phyllomacromia funicularia -> Phyllomacromia monocerosInfo
Phyllomacromia melania (Selys, 1871)Info
Phyllomacromia monoceros (Förster, 1906)Black CruiserInfo
Phyllomacromia picta (Hagen In Selys, 1871)Darting CruiserInfo
Pseudagrion acaciae (Förster, 1906)Green-naped SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion assegaii (Pinhey, 1950)Spearhead SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion coeleste (Longfield, 1947)Catshead SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion glaucescens (Selys, 1876)Info
Pseudagrion hamoni (Fraser, 1955)Drab SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion kersteni (Gerstäcker, 1869)Powder-striped SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion massaicum (Sjöstedt, 1909)Masai SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion nubicum (Selys, 1876)Info
Pseudagrion salisburyense (Ris, 1921)Slate SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion sjoestedti (Förster, 1906)Sjostedt´s SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion sublacteum (Karsch, 1893)Riffle SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion sudanicum (Le Roi, 1915)Sudan SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion sudanicum rubroviride (Pinhey, 1956)Blue-spotted SpriteInfo
Species with RBack  Next  Top
Rhyothemis fenestrina (Rambur, 1842)Black-winged fluttererInfo
Rhyothemis mariposa (Ris, 1913)Mariposa FluttererInfo
Rhyothemis semihyalina (Desjardins, 1832)Phantom FluttererInfo
Species with SBack  Next  Top
Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840)Red-veined darterInfo
Sympetrum navasi -> Mordellistena ferruginoidesInfo
Syncordulia gracilis (Burmeister, 1839)Yellow PresbaInfo
Species with TBack  Next  Top
Tholymis tillarga (Fabricius, 1798)TwisterInfo
Tramea basilaris (Palisot De Beauvois, 1805)Keyhole GliderInfo
Tramea limbata (Desjardins, 1832)Ferrugineus GliderInfo
Trithemis aconita (Lieftinck, 1969)Monkshood DropwingInfo
Trithemis aequalis (Lieftinck, 1969)Info
Trithemis annulata (Palisot De Beauvois, 1805)Violet Dropwing Violet-marked DarterInfo
Trithemis arteriosa (Burmeister, 1839)Red-veined DropwingInfo
Trithemis donaldsoni (Calvert, 1899)Denim DropwingInfo
Trithemis furva (Karsch, 1899)Navy DropwingInfo
Trithemis hecate (Ris, 1912)Silhouette DropwingInfo
Trithemis kirbyi (Selys, 1891)Orange-Winged DropwingInfo
Trithemis monardi (Ris, 1931)Monard´s DropwingInfo
Trithemis pluvialis (Förster, 1906)Riffle-and-Reed DropwingInfo
Trithemis stictica (Burmeister, 1839)Jaunty DropwingInfo
Trithemis werneri (Ris, 1912)Elegant DropwingInfo
Trithetrum navasi (Lacroix, 1921)Navas´ DarterInfo
Species with UBack  Next  Top
Urothemis assignata (Selys, 1872)Red BaskerInfo
Urothemis edwardsii (Selys, 1849)Blue BaskerInfo
Species with ZBack  Top
Zosteraeschna minuscula (Maclachlan, 1896)Friendly HawkerInfo
Zygonoides fuelleborni (Grünberg, 1902)Fuelleborn´s Bottle-tailInfo
Zygonyx natalensis (Martin, 1900)Blue CascaderInfo
Zygonyx torridus (Kirby, 1889)Ringed CascaderInfo
136 Species in Odonata for Namibia 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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