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Distribution path and Subregions of North Africa (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Africa - North Africa
Subregions: Algeria, Libya, Macaronesia (Azores, Canary Islands, Cape Verde, Madeira), Morocco, Sahara (West Sahara), Sudan, Tunisia
Taxonomy for Odonata (Dragonflies) in North Africa
Class
North Africa
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 532 families, 6772 genera, 26275 species
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Subclass
North Africa
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 527 families, 6753 genera, 26227 species
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Infraclass
North Africa
Palaeoptera (Crampton, 1915) (Ancient winged insects)
 18 families, 67 genera, 184 species
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Superorder
North Africa
Odonatoptera (Martynov, 1932)
 11 families, 56 genera, 168 species
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Order
North Africa
Odonata (Fabricius, 1793) (Dragonflies) - Systematics
 11 families, 56 genera, 168 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
North Africa
    Epiprocta (Lohmann, 1996)
     5 families, 38 genera, 117 species
Suborder
North Africa
    Zygoptera (Selys, 1854) (Damselflies)
     6 families, 18 genera, 51 species
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Family overview for Odonata (Dragonflies) in North Africa
Aeshnidae (Rambur, 1842) - 15 SpeciesDarners
Calopterygidae (Selys, 1850) - 3 SpeciesDemoiselles
Chlorocyphidae (Cowley, 1937) - 2 SpeciesJewels
Coenagrionidae (Kirby, 1890) - 33 SpeciesPond damselflies
Cordulegastridae (Calvert, 1893) - 3 SpeciesFlying adder
Corduliidae (Selys-longchamps, 1850) - 5 SpeciesBoghaunters
Gomphidae (Rambur, 1842) - 9 SpeciesClubtails
Lestidae (Calvert, 1901) - 7 SpeciesSpreadwings
Libellulidae (Rambur, 1842) - 85 SpeciesSkimmers
Megapodagrionidae (Tillyard, 1917) - 2 SpeciesFlatwings
Platycnemididae (Tillyard, 1917) - 4 SpeciesWhite-legged damselflies
11 Families with 168 Species in North Africa


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Species overview - Checklist for Odonata in North Africa
Species with ANext  
Acisoma inflata -> Acisoma panorpoides ascalaphoidesInfo
Acisoma panorpoides (Rambur, 1842)Grizzled PintailInfo
Acisoma panorpoides ascalaphoides (Rambur, 1842)Info
Acisoma panorpoides panorpoides (Rambur, 1842)Info
Acisoma variegatum -> Acisoma panorpoidesGrizzled PintailInfo
Aeshna affinis (Vander Linden, 1820)Southern migrant hawkerSite
Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767)Green-eyed HawkerInfo
Aeshna isosceles -> Aeshna isocelesGreen-eyed HawkerInfo
Aeshna mixta (Latreille, 1805)Migrant hawkerSite
Aeshna rileyi -> Agrilus ustusRiley´s HawkerInfo
Aethiothemis solitaria (Martin, 1908)Info
Aethriamanta rezia (Kirby, 1889)Pygmy BaskerInfo
Agriocnemis gratiosa Gerstäcker, 1891Gracious WhispInfo
Agriocnemis inversa (Karsch, 1899)Info
Agriocnemis sania (Nielsen, 1959)Info
Agriocnemis victoria (Fraser, 1928)Info
Agriocnemis zerafica (Le Roi, 1915)Info
Anaciaeschna isosceles -> Aeshna isocelesGreen-eyed HawkerInfo
Anaciaeschna isosceles (Muller, 1767)Info
Anax ephippiger -> Hemianax ephippigerVagrant EmperorInfo
Anax imperator (Leach, 1815)Emperor DragonflyInfo
Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839)Lesser EmperorInfo
Anax speratus (Hagen, 1867)Orange EmperorInfo
Anax tristis (Hagen, 1867)Black EmperorInfo
Anax tumorifer (Mclachlan, 1885)Info
Atoconeura biordinata (Karsch, 1899)Info
Azuragrion nigridorsum (Selys, 1876)Black-tailed BluetInfo
Azuragrion vansomereni (Pinhey, 1955)Tiny BluetInfo
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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 strachani (Kirby, 1900)Red Rock-dwellerInfo
Species with CBack  Next  Top
Calopteryx exul (Selys, 1853)Glittering DemoiselleInfo
Calopteryx haemorrhoidalis (Vander Linden, 1825)Copper DemoiselleInfo
Ceriagrion corallinum (Campion, 1914)Info
Ceriagrion glabrum glabrum (Burmeister, 1839)Info
Ceriagrion kordofanicum (Ris, 1924)Info
Chlorocypha curta (Hagen In Selys, 1853)Blue-tailed red jewelInfo
Chlorocypha trifaria (Karsch, 1899)Uganda red jewelInfo
Coenagrion caerulescens (Fonscolombe, 1838)Mediterranean BluetInfo
Coenagrion mercuriale (Charpentier, 1840)Southern DamselflyInfo
Coenagrion mercuriale hermeticum (Selys, 1872)Info
Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758)Azure DamselflySite
Cordulegaster boltonii (Donovan, 1807)Golden-ringed DragonflyInfo
Cordulegaster boltonii algirica (Morton, 1916)Info
Cordulegaster princeps (Morton, 1916)Atlas GoldenringInfo
Crocothemis divisa (Karsch, 1898)Divisa scarletInfo
Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832)Scarlet darterSite
Crocothemis erythraea erythraea (Brullé, 1832)Info
Crocothemis sanguinolenta (Burmeister, 1839)Little scarletInfo
Species with DBack  Next  Top
Dasythemis venosa (Burmeister, 1839)Info
Diplacodes deminuta (Lieftinck, 1969)Little PercherInfo
Diplacodes exilis -> Eublemma fasciolaInfo
Diplacodes exul (Selys, 1883)Info
Diplacodes lefebvrii (Rambur, 1842)Black PercherInfo
Diplacodes lefebvrii lefebvrii ()Info
Diplacodes okavangoensis -> Eublemma exanimisInfo
Dythemis velox (Hagen, 1861)Swift SetwingInfo
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Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840)Common Blue DamselflySite
Enallagma nigridorsum -> Euxoa achyricolaInfo
Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840)Blue-EyeInfo
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Gomphus lucasii (Selys, 1849)Algerian ClubtailInfo
Gomphus simillimus (Selys, 1840)Yellow ClubtailInfo
Gynacantha manderica (Grünberg, 1902)Little DuskhawkerInfo
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Hemianax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839)Vagrant EmperorInfo
Hemistigma affinis (Rambur, 1842)Info
Species with IBack  Next  Top
Ischnura graellsii (Rambur, 1842)Iberian BluetailInfo
Ischnura hastata (Say, 1839)Citrine ForktailInfo
Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825)Small BluetailInfo
Ischnura saharensis (Aguesse, 1958)Sahara BluetailInfo
Species with LBack  Next  Top
Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798)Southern Emerald DamselflyInfo
Lestes ictericus (Gerstäcker, 1869)Tawny SpreadwingInfo
Lestes numidicus (Samraoui, Weekers & Dumont, 2003)Late SpreadwingInfo
Lestes ochraceus unicolor (Mclachlan, 1895)Info
Lestes plagiatus (Burmeister, 1839)Common SpreadwingInfo
Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825)Small Emerald DamselflyInfo
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Mesocnemis singularis (Karsch, 1891)RiverjackInfo
Metacnemis singularis ()Info
Micromacromia camerunica (Karsch, 1890)Large MicmacInfo
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Nesciothemis farinosa (Förster, 1898)Eastern BlacktailInfo
Nesciothemis farinosum (Förster, 1898)Black-tailed DancerInfo
Nesolestes alboterminatus (Selys, 1891)Info
Species with OBack  Next  Top
Olpogastra lugubris (Karsch, 1895)Slender BottletailInfo
Onychogomphus costae (Selys, 1885)Faded PincertailInfo
Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758)Small PincertailInfo
Onychogomphus uncatus (Charpentier, 1840)Large PincertailInfo
Oplogasta fuelleborni (Grünberg, 1902)Info
Orthetrum abbotti -> Orthetrum abotti abottiAbbott´s skimmerInfo
Orthetrum abbotti abbotti (Calvert, 1892)Info
Orthetrum abotti abotti ()Info
Orthetrum albistylum (Selys, 1848)White-Tailed SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum anceps -> Orthetrum coerulescensInfo
Orthetrum angustiventre (Rambur, 1842)Many-celled SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum brachiale (Palisot De Beauvois, 1805)Tough SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum caffrum (Burmeister, 1839)Two-striped SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758)Black-Tailed SkimmerSite
Orthetrum chrysostigma (Burmeister, 1839)Epaulet SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798)Keeled SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum icteromelas (Ris, 1910)Spectacled SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum julia (Kirby, 1900)Julia SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum microstigma (Ris, 1911)Info
Orthetrum nitidinerve (Selys, 1841)Yellow-Veined SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum ramburii (Schneider, 1845)Info
Orthetrum ransonnetii (Brauer, 1865)Info
Orthetrum stemmale (Burmeister, 1839)Stemmale SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum taeniolatum (Schneider, 1845)Small SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum trinacria (Selys, 1841)Long SkimmerInfo
Oxygastra curtisii (Dale, 1834)Orange-spotted EmeraldInfo
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
Palpopleura vestita (Rambur, 1842)Info
Pantala flavescens (Fabricius, 1798)Wandering GliderInfo
Paragomphus genei (Selys, 1841)Common HooktailInfo
Paragomphus pumilio (Rambur, 1842)Small HooktailInfo
Paragomphus sinaiticus (Morton, 1929)Info
Paragomphus viridior (Pinhey, 1961)Info
Phaon iridipennis (Burmeister, 1839)Glistening DemoiselleInfo
Phyllomacromia africana (Hagen In Selys, 1871)Info
Phyllomacromia funicularia -> Phyllomacromia monocerosInfo
Phyllomacromia melania (Selys, 1871)Info
Phyllomacromia monoceros (Förster, 1906)Black CruiserInfo
Platycnemis alatipes (Mclachlan, 1872)Info
Platycnemis hova -> Agrilus quaestorInfo
Pseudagrion furcigerum (Rambur, 1842)Palmiet SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion hamoni (Fraser, 1955)Drab SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion kersteni (Gerstäcker, 1869)Powder-striped SpriteInfo
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 punctum (Rambur, 1842)Info
Pseudagrion sublacteum (Karsch, 1893)Riffle SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion sudanicum (Le Roi, 1915)Sudan SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion torridum (Selys, 1876)Info
Pseudagrion whellani -> Pseudagrion hamoniInfo
Species with RBack  Next  Top
Rhyothemis cognata (Rambur, 1842)Info
Rhyothemis semihyalina (Desjardins, 1832)Phantom FluttererInfo
Species with SBack  Next  Top
Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820)Common Winter DamselflyInfo
Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840)Red-veined darterInfo
Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841)Southern darterInfo
Sympetrum navasi -> Mordellistena ferruginoidesInfo
Sympetrum nigrifemur (Selys, 1884)Island darterInfo
Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764)Ruddy darterSite
Sympetrum sinaiticum (Dumont, 1977)Desert darterInfo
Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840)Common darterSite
Species with TBack  Next  Top
Tatocnemis malgassica (Kirby, 1889)Info
Tetrathemis polleni (Selys, 1877)Black-splashed ElfInfo
Thermorthemis madagascariensis (Rambur, 1842)Info
Tramea basilaris basilaris (Palisot De Beauvois, 1817)Info
Trithemis annulata (Palisot De Beauvois, 1805)Violet Dropwing Violet-marked DarterInfo
Trithemis annulata haematina (Rambur, 1842)Info
Trithemis arteriosa (Burmeister, 1839)Red-veined DropwingInfo
Trithemis arteriosa arteriosa (Burmeister, 1839)Info
Trithemis dichroa (Karsch, 1893)Small 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 selika selika (Selys, 1869)Info
Trithemis stictica (Burmeister, 1839)Jaunty DropwingInfo
Trithemis werneri (Ris, 1912)Elegant DropwingInfo
Species with UBack  Next  Top
Urothemis edwardsii (Selys, 1849)Blue BaskerInfo
Species with ZBack  Top
Zygonoides fuelleborni (Grünberg, 1902)Fuelleborn´s Bottle-tailInfo
Zygonyx torridus (Kirby, 1889)Ringed CascaderInfo
Zygonyx torridus torridus (Kirby, 1889)Info
168 Species in Odonata for North Africa 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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