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Distribution path and Subregions of Southern Africa (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Africa - Southern Africa
Subregions: Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Republic South Africa (Cape, Free State, Gauteng, Kwazulu-Natal, Mpumalanga), Swaziland
Taxonomy for Odonata (Dragonflies) in Southern Africa
Class
Southern Africa
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 657 families, 10005 genera, 43659 species
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Subclass
Southern Africa
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 652 families, 9953 genera, 43495 species
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Infraclass
Southern Africa
Palaeoptera (Crampton, 1915) (Ancient winged insects)
 27 families, 178 genera, 656 species
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Superorder
Southern Africa
Odonatoptera (Martynov, 1932)
 14 families, 100 genera, 409 species
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Order
Southern Africa
Odonata (Fabricius, 1793) (Dragonflies) - Systematics
 14 families, 100 genera, 409 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
Southern Africa
    Epiprocta (Lohmann, 1996)
     5 families, 68 genera, 242 species
Suborder
Southern Africa
    Zygoptera (Selys, 1854) (Damselflies)
     7 families, 25 genera, 157 species
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Family overview for Odonata (Dragonflies) in Southern Africa
Aeshnidae (Rambur, 1842) - 29 SpeciesDarners
Calopterygidae (Selys, 1850) - 3 SpeciesDemoiselles
Chlorocyphidae (Cowley, 1937) - 8 SpeciesJewels
Coenagrionidae (Kirby, 1890) - 101 SpeciesPond damselflies
Corduliidae (Selys-longchamps, 1850) - 21 SpeciesBoghaunters
Gomphidae (Rambur, 1842) - 37 SpeciesClubtails
Lestidae (Calvert, 1901) - 17 SpeciesSpreadwings
Libellulidae (Rambur, 1842) - 154 SpeciesSkimmers
Macromiidae -> Macromiinae - 1 SpeciesSkimmers
Platycnemididae (Tillyard, 1917) - 4 SpeciesWhite-legged damselflies
Protoneuridae (Tillyard, 1917) - 7 SpeciesThreadtails
Synlestidae (Tillyard, 1917) - 17 SpeciesSylphs
Triassolestidae (Bonaparte, 1970) - 3 Species
13 Families with 402 Species in Southern Africa


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Species overview - Checklist for Odonata in Southern Africa
Species with ANext  
Acanthagyna zuluensis (Balinsky, 1961)Info
Aciagrion dondoense (Dijkstra, 2007)Opal SlimInfo
Aciagrion gracile (Sjöstedt, 1909)Info
Aciagrion heterosticta (Fraser, 1955)Info
Aciagrion pinheyi (Samways, 2001)Emerald-striped SlimInfo
Aciagrion steeleae (Kimmins, 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
Aeschna dorsalis -> Anax imperator mauricianusInfo
Aeschna ephippigera (Burmeister, 1839)Info
Aeshna ellioti (Kirby, 1896)Elliot´s hawkerInfo
Aeshna ellioti usambarica (Foerster, 1906)Info
Aeshna miniscula (Mclachlan, 1896)Info
Aeshna minuscula -> Zosteraeschna minusculaFriendly hawkerInfo
Aeshna rileyi -> Agrilus ustusRiley´s HawkerInfo
Aeshna subpupillata -> Pinheyschna subpupillataStream hawkerInfo
Aethiothemis discrepans (Lieftinck, 1969)Southern Gorgeous SkimmerInfo
Aethiothemis solitaria (Martin, 1908)Info
Aethriamanta rezia (Kirby, 1889)Pygmy BaskerInfo
Africallagma elongatum (Martin, 1907)Slender BluetInfo
Africallagma glaucum (Burmeister, 1839)Swamp BluetInfo
Africallagma sapphirinum (Pinhey, 1950)Sapphire BluetInfo
Africallagma sinuatum (Ris, 1921)Peak BluetInfo
Africallagma subtile (Ris, 1921)Pale BluetInfo
Afrotriassothemis heidiae (E. F. Riek, 1976)Info
Afrotriassothemis regularis (E. F. Riek, 1976)Info
Agriocnemis exilis Selys, 1872Little WhispInfo
Agriocnemis falcifera (Pinhey, 1959)White-masked WhispInfo
Agriocnemis falcifera falcifera (Pinhey, 1959)Info
Agriocnemis falcifera transvaalica (Pinhey, 1974)Info
Agriocnemis gratiosa Gerstäcker, 1891Gracious WhispInfo
Agriocnemis pinheyi Balinsky, 1963Pinhey´s WhispInfo
Agriocnemis pygmaea (Rambur, 1842)Pigmy wispInfo
Agriocnemis ruberrima Balinsky, 1961Orange WhispInfo
Agriocnemis victoria (Fraser, 1928)Info
Agrion caffrum -> Pseudagrion caffrumInfo
Agrion fasciatum -> Chlorolestes fasciatumInfo
Agrion furcigerum -> Pseudagrion furcigerumInfo
Agrion glabrum -> Ceriagrion glabrumInfo
Agrion glaucum (Burmeister, 1839)Info
Agrion kersteni -> Pseudagrion kersteniInfo
Agrion plagiatum -> Lestes plagiataInfo
Agrion senegalensis -> Ischnura senegalensisInfo
Agrion tessellatum -> Chlorolestes tessellatusInfo
Agrion virgatum -> Lestes virgatusInfo
Allocnemis leucosticta (Selys, 1863)GoldtailInfo
Anaciaeschna triangulifera (Mclachlan, 1896)Evening HawkerInfo
Anax bangweuluensis (Kimmins, 1955)Swamp EmperorInfo
Anax ephippiger -> Hemianax ephippigerVagrant EmperorInfo
Anax imperator (Leach, 1815)Emperor DragonflyInfo
Anax imperator mauricianus (Rambur, 1842)Info
Anax speratus (Hagen, 1867)Orange EmperorInfo
Anax tristis (Hagen, 1867)Black EmperorInfo
Austroaeschna pulchra (Tillyard In Martin, 1909)Info
Austroaeschna sigma (Theischinger, 1982)Info
Azuragrion nigridorsum (Selys, 1876)Black-tailed 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 cornuta (Ris, 1911)Horned Rock-dwellerInfo
Species with CBack  Next  Top
Calopteryx iridipennis -> Phaon iridipennis iridipennisInfo
Ceratogomphus pictus (Hagen In Selys, 1854)Common ThorntailInfo
Ceratogomphus triceraticus (Balinsky, 1963)Cape ThorntailInfo
Ceriagrion corallinum (Campion, 1914)Info
Ceriagrion glabrum (Burmeister, 1839)Common OrangeInfo
Ceriagrion suave (Ris, 1921)Suave CitrilInfo
Ceriagrion whellani (Longfield, 1952)Info
Chalcostephia coronata -> Chalcostephia flavifrons spiniferaInfo
Chalcostephia flavifrons (Kirby, 1889)YellowfaceInfo
Chalcostephia flavifrons spinifera (Pinhey, 1962)Info
Chlorocypha consueta (Karsch, 1899)Ruby jewelInfo
Chlorocypha fitzsimonsi -> Platycypha fitzsimonsiInfo
Chlorocypha luminosa (Karsch, 1893)Orange jewelInfo
Chlorolestes apricans (Wilmot, 1975)Basking MalachiteInfo
Chlorolestes conspicua -> Chlorolestes conspicuusInfo
Chlorolestes conspicuus (Hagen In Selys, 1862)Conspicuous MalachiteInfo
Chlorolestes draconica (Balinsky, 1956)Info
Chlorolestes draconicus (Balinsky, 1956)Drakensberg MalachiteInfo
Chlorolestes elegans (Pinhey, 1950)Elegant MalachiteInfo
Chlorolestes fasciata nigerrima (Pinhey, 1980)Info
Chlorolestes fasciatum ()Info
Chlorolestes fasciatus (Burmeister, 1839)Mountain MalachiteInfo
Chlorolestes longicaudus -> Chlorolestes conspicuusInfo
Chlorolestes nylephtha -> Ecchlorolestes nylephthaNear ThreatenedInfo
Chlorolestes peringueyi -> Ecchlorolestes peringueyiRock MalachiteInfo
Chlorolestes tessellatus (Burmeister, 1839)Forest MalachiteInfo
Chlorolestes umbrata -> Chlorolestes umbratusInfo
Chlorolestes umbratus (Selys, 1862)White MalachiteInfo
Cinitogomphus dundoensis (Pinhey, 1961)Info
Coenagrion sublacteum -> Pseudagrion sublacteum sublacteumInfo
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
Crocothemis sanguinolenta sanguinolenta ()Info
Crocothemis saxicolor (Ris, 1921)Granite scarletInfo
Species with DBack  Next  Top
Diastatomma quarrei -> Gomphidia quarrei quarreiInfo
Diplacodes deminuta (Lieftinck, 1969)Little PercherInfo
Diplacodes exul (Selys, 1883)Info
Diplacodes lefebvrii (Rambur, 1842)Black PercherInfo
Diplacodes lefebvrii lefebvrii ()Info
Diplacodes luminans (Karsch, 1893)Luminous PercherInfo
Diplacodes okavangoensis -> Eublemma exanimisInfo
Diplacodes pumila (Dijkstra, 2006)Dwarf PercherInfo
Diplax cora -> Macrodiplax coraInfo
Disparoneura frenulata -> Elattoneura frenulataInfo
Disparoneura glauca -> Elattoneura glaucaInfo
Disparoneura mutata -> Elattoneura glaucaInfo
Species with EBack  Next  Top
Ecchlorolestes nylephtha (Barnard, 1937)Near ThreatenedInfo
Ecchlorolestes peringueyi (Ris, 1921)Marbled malachiteInfo
Elattoneura cellularis (Grünberg, 1902)Info
Elattoneura frenulata (Hagen In Selys, 1860)Sooty ThreadtailInfo
Elattoneura glauca (Selys, 1860)Common ThreadtailInfo
Elattoneura tropicalis -> Elattoneura frenulataInfo
Enallagma angolicum (Pinhey, 1966)Info
Enallagma elongatum (Martin, 1907)Info
Enallagma glaucum -> Africallagma glaucumInfo
Enallagma nigridorsum -> Euxoa achyricolaInfo
Enallagma nigridorsum nigridorsum ()Info
Enallagma polychromaticum (Barnard, 1937)Info
Enallagma rotundipenne (Ris, 1921)Info
Enallagma rotundipennis -> Enallagma rotundipenneInfo
Enallagma sapphirinum (Pinhey, 1950)Info
Enallagma sinuatum (Ris, 1921)Info
Enallagma subfurcatum -> Agrilus sumbuanusInfo
Epopthalmia gracilis -> Syncordulia gracilisInfo
Erythromma commoniae -> Pseudagrion commoniae nigerrimumInfo
Species with GBack  Next  Top
Gomphidia quarrei (Schouteden, 1934)Quarre´s TigerInfo
Gomphidia quarrei quarrei (Schouteden, 1934)Info
Gomphus cognatus -> Paragomphus cognatusInfo
Gomphus genei -> Paragomphus geneiInfo
Gomphus genei hagenii (Selys, 1871)Info
Gomphus praetorius -> Notogomphus praetoriusInfo
Gynacantha manderica (Grünberg, 1902)Little DuskhawkerInfo
Gynacantha usambarica (Sjöstedt, 1909)Usambara DuskhawkerInfo
Gynacantha usambaricus ()Usambara Dusk-HawkerInfo
Gynacantha villosa (Grünberg, 1902)Hairy DuskhawkerInfo
Gynacantha zuluensis -> Gynacantha usambaricaInfo
Species with HBack  Next  Top
Hemianax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839)Vagrant EmperorInfo
Hemicordula asiatica -> Hemicordulia asiaticaInfo
Hemicordulia africana (Dijkstra, 2007)African EmeraldInfo
Hemicordulia asiatica (Selys, 1878)Asian CruiserInfo
Hemistigma albipuncta (Rambur, 1842)Pied-SpotInfo
Hemistigma albipunctum (Rambur, 1842)Pied-spot; widespread in AfricaInfo
Hemistigmoides deceptor -> Palpopleura deceptorInfo
Species with IBack  Next  Top
Ictinogomphus ferox (Rambur, 1842)Common TigerInfo
Ictinus ferox -> Ictinogomphus feroxInfo
Ictinus pugnax -> Ictinogomphus feroxInfo
Ischnura elongatum -> Enallagma elongatumInfo
Ischnura senegalensis (Rambur, 1842)Marsh BluetailInfo
Species with LBack  Next  Top
Lestes amicus (Martin, 1910)Info
Lestes disarmata -> Lestes ictericusInfo
Lestes dissimulans (Fraser, 1955)Cryptic SpreadwingInfo
Lestes forcipatus (Rambur, 1842)Sweetflag SpreadwingInfo
Lestes icterica -> Lestes ictericusInfo
Lestes ictericus (Gerstäcker, 1869)Tawny SpreadwingInfo
Lestes ochracea (Selys, 1862)Info
Lestes pallida (Rambur, 1842)Info
Lestes pallidus -> Lestes sternalisPallid SpreadwingInfo
Lestes pinheyi (Fraser, 1955)Info
Lestes plagiata ()Info
Lestes plagiatus (Burmeister, 1839)Common SpreadwingInfo
Lestes sponsa (Hansemann, 1823)Emerald DamselflyInfo
Lestes sternalis (Navas, 1930)Info
Lestes tridens (Mclachlan, 1895)Spotted SpreadwingInfo
Lestes uncifer (Karsch, 1899)Sickle SpreadwingInfo
Lestes virgatus (Burmeister, 1839)Smoky SpreadwingInfo
Lestinogomphus angustus -> Lestinogophus angustusCommon FairytailInfo
Lestinogophus angustus ()Info
Leucorrhinia dubia (Vander Linden, 1825)White-faced DarterInfo
Libellago caligata (Selys, 1853)Info
Libellago consueta -> Chlorocypha consuetaInfo
Libellula albipuncta -> Hemistigma albipunctaInfo
Libellula annulata -> Trithemis annulata annulataInfo
Libellula ardens -> Trithemis kirbyi ardensInfo
Libellula arteriosa -> Trithemis arteriosa arteriosaInfo
Libellula assignata -> Urothemis assignataInfo
Libellula brachiale -> Orthetrum brachialeInfo
Libellula caffrum -> Orthetrum caffrum caffrumInfo
Libellula capensis -> Euclystis nesciaInfo
Libellula chrysostigma -> Orthetrum chrysostigma chrysostigmaInfo
Libellula depressa (Linnaeus, 1758)Broad-bodied darterInfo
Libellula dorsalis -> Trithemis dorsalisInfo
Libellula edwardsii -> Urothemis edwardsii edwardsiiInfo
Libellula erythraea -> Crocothemis erythraeaInfo
Libellula flavescens -> Libellula quadrimaculataInfo
Libellula fonscolombii -> Sympetrum fonscolombiiInfo
Libellula lefebvrii -> Diplacodes lefebvrii lefebvriiInfo
Libellula leucosticta -> Brachythemis leucostictaInfo
Libellula lucia -> Palpopleura luciaInfo
Libellula lugubris -> Oplogasta lugubrisInfo
Libellula portia -> Palpopleura luciaInfo
Libellula sanguinolenta -> Crocothemis sanguinolenta sanguinolentaInfo
Libellula semihyalina -> Rhyothemis semihyalina semihyalinaInfo
Libellula sticata -> Trithemis sticataInfo
Libellula tillarga -> Tholymis tillargaInfo
Libellula trinacria -> Orthetrum trinacria trinacriaInfo
Species with MBack  Next  Top
Macrodiplax cora (Kaup In Brauer, 1867)Cora’s PennantInfo
Macromia bifaciata ()Info
Macromia bifasciata (Martin, 1912)Info
Macromia flavicincta -> Macromia pictaInfo
Macromia monoceros (Förster, 1906)Info
Macromia nyanzana (Gruenberg, 1911)Info
Macromia picta (Hagen In Selys, 1871)Info
Macromia reginae (Le Roi, 1915)Info
Macromia tropicalis -> Macromia pictaInfo
Mesocnemis singularis (Karsch, 1891)RiverjackInfo
Mesogomphus elpidius -> Paragomphus elpidiusInfo
Metacnemis angusta (Selys, 1863)Ceres StreamjackInfo
Metacnemis valida (Hagen In Selys, 1863)Kubusi StreamjackInfo
Misthotus ambiguus -> Trithemis dorsalisInfo
Misthotus marshalli -> Trithemis dorsalisInfo
Species with NBack  Next  Top
Neophlebia polleni -> Tetrathemis polleniInfo
Nesciothemis farinosa (Förster, 1898)Eastern BlacktailInfo
Nesciothemis farinosum (Förster, 1898)Black-tailed DancerInfo
Neurogomphus dissimilis (Cammaerts, 2004)Info
Neurogomphus vicinus -> Aphanisticus borkuanusInfo
Neurogomphus zambeziensis (Cammaerts, 2004)Zambezi SiphontailInfo
Notiothemis jonesi (Ris, 1921)Jones´ ForestwatcherInfo
Notiothemis jonesi jonesi (Ris, 1919)Info
Notogomphus dendrohyrax (Förster, 1906)Info
Notogomphus praetorius (Selys, 1878)YellowjackInfo
Species with OBack  Next  Top
Olpogastra fuelleborni -> Eulepidotis holocleraInfo
Olpogastra lugubris (Karsch, 1895)Slender BottletailInfo
Onychogomphus hartmanni -> Crenigomphus hartmanniInfo
Onychogomphus supinus (Selys, 1854)Gorge ClaspertailInfo
Onychogomphus supinus supinus (Hagen In Selys, 1854)Info
Oplogasta fuelleborni (Grünberg, 1902)Info
Oplogasta lugubris ()Info
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 caffrum caffrum ()Info
Orthetrum chrysostigma (Burmeister, 1839)Epaulet SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum chrysostigma chrysostigma (Burmeister, 1839)Info
Orthetrum farinosa -> Nesciothemis farinosaInfo
Orthetrum farinosum -> Glipostena pelecotomoideaInfo
Orthetrum guineense (Ris, 1909)Guinea SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum hintzi (Schmidt, 1951)Hintz´s SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum icteromelas (Ris, 1910)Spectacled SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum icteromelas cinctifrons (Pinhey, 1969)Info
Orthetrum julia (Kirby, 1900)Julia SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum julia capicola (Kimmins, 1957)Info
Orthetrum julia falsum -> Orthetrum jullia falsumInfo
Orthetrum jullia falsum ()Info
Orthetrum machadoi (Longfield, 1955)Machado´s SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum pruinosum clelia (Selys, 1878)Info
Orthetrum robustum (Balinsky, 1965)Robust SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum rubens (Barnard, 1937)Elusive SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum stemmale (Burmeister, 1839)Stemmale SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum trinacria (Selys, 1841)Long SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum trinacria trinacria (Selys, 1841)Info
Species with PBack  Next  Top
Palpopleura deceptor (Calvert, 1899)Deceptive WidowInfo
Palpopleura jucunda (Rambur, 1842)Yellow-veined WidowInfo
Palpopleura jucunda jucunda ()Info
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 dicksoni -> Mordella latithoraxInfo
Paragomphus elpidius (Ris, 1921)Corkscrew HooktailInfo
Paragomphus fritillarius (Selys, 1892)Clubbed HooktailInfo
Paragomphus genei (Selys, 1841)Common HooktailInfo
Paragomphus hagenii -> Paragomphus geneiInfo
Paragomphus magnus (Fraser, 1952)Great HooktailInfo
Paragomphus sabicus -> Mordella lepidaSabi HooktailInfo
Parazyxomma flavicans (Martin, 1908)Banded DuskdarterInfo
Phaon iridipennis (Burmeister, 1839)Glistening DemoiselleInfo
Phaon iridipennis iridipennis ()Info
Philonomon erlangeri (F&oummml, Rster, 1906)Info
Philonomon luminans -> Diplacodes luminansInfo
Phyllogomphus brunneus -> Mordella pagdeniBold LeaftailInfo
Phyllogomphus selysi (Schouteden, 1933)Southern LeaftailInfo
Phyllomacromia bifaciata -> Macromia bifaciataInfo
Phyllomacromia contumax (Selys, 1879)Two-banded CruiserInfo
Phyllomacromia funicularia -> Phyllomacromia monocerosInfo
Phyllomacromia kimminsi (Fraser, 1954)Kimmins´ CruiserInfo
Phyllomacromia melania (Selys, 1871)Info
Phyllomacromia monoceros (Förster, 1906)Black CruiserInfo
Phyllomacromia picta (Hagen In Selys, 1871)Darting CruiserInfo
Pinheyschna rileyi (Calvert, 1892)Info
Pinheyschna subpupillata (Mclachlan, 1896)Stream HawkerInfo
Platycypha caligata (Selys, 1853)Dancing JewelInfo
Platycypha fitzsimonsi (Pinhey, 1950)Boulder JewelInfo
Platycypha fitzsimonsi inyangae (Pinhey, 1958)Info
Porpax risi (Pinhey, 1958)Info
Presba piscator -> Syncordulia gracilisInfo
Presba venator -> Syncordulia venatorInfo
Proischnura polychromatica (Barnard, 1937)Cape BluetInfo
Proischnura polychromaticum -> Pseudagrion arabicumInfo
Proischnura rotundipennis (Ris, 1921)Round-winged BluetInfo
Proischnura subfurcata (Selys, 1876)Fork-tailed BluetInfo
Pseudagrion acaciae (Förster, 1906)Green-naped SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion angolense (Selys, 1876)Info
Pseudagrion arabicum (Waterston, 1980)Info
Pseudagrion assegaii (Pinhey, 1950)Spearhead SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion caffrum (Burmeister, 1839)Springhead SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion citricola (Barnard, 1937)Yellow-faced SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion coeleste (Longfield, 1947)Catshead SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion coelestis (Longfield, 1947)Catshead SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion commoniae (Förster, 1902)Black SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion commoniae nigerrimum (Pinhey, 1950)Black SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion deningi (Pinhey, 1961)Info
Pseudagrion draconis -> Pseudagrion kersteniMountain SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion furcigerum (Rambur, 1842)Palmiet SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion gamblesi (Pinhey, 1978)Great SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion gigas -> Pseudagrion gamblesiInfo
Pseudagrion glaucescens (Selys, 1876)Info
Pseudagrion hageni (Karsch, 1893)Painted SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion hageni hageni (Karsch, 1893)Info
Pseudagrion hageni tropicanum (Pinhey, 1966)Info
Pseudagrion hamoni (Fraser, 1955)Drab SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion helenae (Balinsky, 1964)Info
Pseudagrion inconspicuum (Ris, 1931)Info
Pseudagrion inopinatum (Balinsky, 1971)Badplaas SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion kersteni (Gerstäcker, 1869)Powder-striped SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion makabusiense (Pinhey, 1950)Makabusi SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion malgassicum (Schmidt, 1951)Info
Pseudagrion massaicum (Sjöstedt, 1909)Masai SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion massaicum kogmani (Barnard, 1937)Info
Pseudagrion natalense -> Pseudagrion spernatum natalenseInfo
Pseudagrion newtoni (Pinhey, 1962)Harlequin SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion nubicum (Selys, 1876)Info
Pseudagrion praetextatum -> Eutelia bryochloraInfo
Pseudagrion pseudosjoestedti -> Pseudagrion sjoestedti pseudosjoestedtiInfo
Pseudagrion rubroviridis -> Pseudagrion sudanicum rubrovirideInfo
Pseudagrion salisburyense (Ris, 1921)Slate SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion sjoestedti (Förster, 1906)Sjostedt´s SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion sjoestedti jacksoni (Pinhey, 1961)Info
Pseudagrion sjoestedti pseudosjoestedti (Pinhey, 1964)Red-faced SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion spernatum (Selys, 1881)Natal SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion spernatum natalense (Ris, 1921)Natal SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion sublacteum (Karsch, 1893)Riffle SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion sublacteum pseudomassaicum (Pinhey, 1951)Info
Pseudagrion sublacteum sublacteum (Karsch, 1893)Info
Pseudagrion sudanicum (Le Roi, 1915)Sudan SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion sudanicum rubroviride (Pinhey, 1956)Blue-spotted SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion umsingaziense (Balinsky, 1963)Umsingazi SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion vaalense (Chutter, 1962)Vaal SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion whellani -> Pseudagrion hamoniInfo
Pseudomacromia donaldsoni -> Trithemis donaldsoni donaldsoniInfo
Pseudomacromia natalensis -> Zygonyx natalensis natalensisInfo
Pseudomacromia torrida -> Zygonyx torridus torridusInfo
Species with RBack  Next  Top
Rhyothemis fenestrina (Rambur, 1842)Black-winged fluttererInfo
Rhyothemis mariposa (Ris, 1913)Mariposa FluttererInfo
Rhyothemis semihyalina (Desjardins, 1832)Phantom FluttererInfo
Rhyothemis semihyalina semihyalina ()Info
Species with SBack  Next  Top
Stoechia distanti -> Trithemis dorsalisInfo
Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840)Red-veined darterInfo
Sympetrum luminans (Karsch, 1893)Info
Sympetrum navasi -> Mordellistena ferruginoidesInfo
Syncordulia gracilis (Burmeister, 1839)Yellow PresbaInfo
Syncordulia legator (Dijkstra, Samways & Simaika, 2007)Gilded PresbaInfo
Syncordulia serendipator (Dijkstra, Samways & Simaika, 2007)Rustic PresbaInfo
Syncordulia venator (Barnard, 1933)Mahogany PresbaInfo
Species with TBack  Next  Top
Tetrathemis carpenteri -> Euherrichia argentilineaInfo
Tetrathemis polleni (Selys, 1877)Black-splashed ElfInfo
Tholymis tillarga (Fabricius, 1798)TwisterInfo
Tramea basilaris (Palisot De Beauvois, 1805)Keyhole GliderInfo
Tramea burmeisteri -> Trapezostigma basilare burmeisteriInfo
Tramea continentalis -> Trapezostigma continentaleInfo
Tramea limbata (Desjardins, 1832)Ferrugineus GliderInfo
Trapezostigma basilare burmeisteri (Kirby, 1889)Info
Trapezostigma continentale ()Info
Triassoneura andersoni (E. F. Riek, 1976)Info
Trithemis aconita (Lieftinck, 1969)Monkshood DropwingInfo
Trithemis aequalis (Lieftinck, 1969)Info
Trithemis annulata (Palisot De Beauvois, 1805)Violet Dropwing Violet-marked DarterInfo
Trithemis annulata annulata (Palisot De Beauvois, 1807)Info
Trithemis arteriosa (Burmeister, 1839)Red-veined DropwingInfo
Trithemis arteriosa arteriosa (Burmeister, 1839)Info
Trithemis brydeni (Pinhey, 1970)Info
Trithemis donaldsoni (Calvert, 1899)Denim DropwingInfo
Trithemis donaldsoni donaldsoni ()Info
Trithemis dorsalis (Rambur, 1842)Round-hook DropwingInfo
Trithemis falconis -> Eulepidotis caeruleilineaInfo
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 lacustris -> Brachythemis lacustrisInfo
Trithemis monardi (Ris, 1931)Monard´s DropwingInfo
Trithemis pluvialis (Förster, 1906)Riffle-and-Reed DropwingInfo
Trithemis risi -> Trithemis furvaInfo
Trithemis sticata ()Info
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
Urothemis edwardsii edwardsii (Selys, 1849)Info
Urothemis luciana (Balinsky, 1961)St Lucia BaskerInfo
Species with ZBack  Top
Zosteraeschna elioti ()Eliot´s HawkerInfo
Zosteraeschna ellioti (Kirby, 1896)Elliot´s HawkerInfo
Zosteraeschna minuscula (Maclachlan, 1896)Friendly HawkerInfo
Zygonoides fuelleborni (Grünberg, 1902)Fuelleborn´s Bottle-tailInfo
Zygonyx natalensis (Martin, 1900)Blue CascaderInfo
Zygonyx natalensis natalensis (Martin, 1900)Info
Zygonyx torridus (Kirby, 1889)Ringed CascaderInfo
Zygonyx torridus torridus (Kirby, 1889)Info
Zyxomma atlanticum (Selys, 1889)Smoky DuskdarterInfo
Zyxomma flavicans -> Parazyxomma flavicansInfo
409 Species in Odonata for Southern 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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