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Distribution path and Subregions of Sri Lanka (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Eurasia - Asia - South Asia - Sri Lanka
Taxonomy for Odonata (Dragonflies) in Sri Lanka
Class
Sri Lanka
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 448 families, 4171 genera, 9941 species
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Subclass
Sri Lanka
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 445 families, 4167 genera, 9936 species
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Infraclass
Sri Lanka
Palaeoptera (Crampton, 1915) (Ancient winged insects)
 18 families, 79 genera, 152 species
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Superorder
Sri Lanka
Odonatoptera (Martynov, 1932)
 12 families, 69 genera, 137 species
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Order
Sri Lanka
Odonata (Fabricius, 1793) (Dragonflies) - Systematics
 12 families, 69 genera, 137 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
Sri Lanka
    Epiprocta (Lohmann, 1996)
     4 families, 45 genera, 73 species
Suborder
Sri Lanka
    Zygoptera (Selys, 1854) (Damselflies)
     8 families, 24 genera, 64 species
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Family overview for Odonata (Dragonflies) in Sri Lanka
Aeshnidae (Rambur, 1842) - 8 SpeciesDarners
Calopterygidae (Selys, 1850) - 3 SpeciesDemoiselles
Chlorocyphidae (Cowley, 1937) - 3 SpeciesJewels
Coenagrionidae (Kirby, 1890) - 16 SpeciesPond damselflies
Corduliidae (Selys-longchamps, 1850) - 3 SpeciesBoghaunters
Euphaeidae (Jacobson & Bianchi, 1905) - 1 SpeciesGossamerwings
Gomphidae (Rambur, 1842) - 13 SpeciesClubtails
Lestidae (Calvert, 1901) - 11 SpeciesSpreadwings
Libellulidae (Rambur, 1842) - 49 SpeciesSkimmers
Platycnemididae (Tillyard, 1917) - 2 SpeciesWhite-legged damselflies
Platystictidae (Laidlaw, 1924) - 20 SpeciesShadowdamsels
Protoneuridae (Tillyard, 1917) - 8 SpeciesThreadtails
12 Families with 137 Species in Sri Lanka


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Species overview - Checklist for Odonata in Sri Lanka
Species with ANext  
Aciagrion occidentale (Laidlaw, 1919)Info
Acisoma panorpoides (Rambur, 1842)Grizzled PintailInfo
Acisoma panorpoides panorpoides (Rambur, 1842)Info
Aethriamanta brevipennis (Rambur, 1842)Scarlet Marsh HawkInfo
Agriocnemis femina (Brauer, 1868)Pinhead wispInfo
Agriocnemis pygmaea (Rambur, 1842)Pigmy wispInfo
Anaciaeschna donaldi (Fraser, 1922)Info
Anax ephippiger -> Hemianax ephippigerVagrant EmperorInfo
Anax guttatus (Burmeister, 1839)Pale-spotted EmperorInfo
Anax immaculifrons (Rambur, 1842)Magnificent EmperorInfo
Anax indicus (Lieftinck, 1942)Elephant EmperorInfo
Anax tristis (Hagen, 1867)Black EmperorInfo
Anisogomphus solitaris (Lieftinck, 1971)Info
Species with BBack  Next  Top
Brachydiplax sobrina (Rambur, 1842)Info
Brachythemis contaminata (Fabricius, 1793)Ditch JewelInfo
Bradinopyga geminata (Rambur, 1842)Granite GhostInfo
Burmagomphus pyramidalis sinuatus (Fraser, 1933)Info
Species with CBack  Next  Top
Cercion malayanum (Selys, 1876)Info
Ceriagrion cerinorubellum (Brauer, 1865)Orange-tailed marsh dartInfo
Ceriagrion coromandelianum (Fabricius, 1798)Coromandel marsh dartInfo
Ceylonosticta walli (Fraser, 1931)Info
Copera marginipes (Rambur, 1842)Yellow FeatherlegsInfo
Cratilla lineata calverti (Foerster, 1903)Info
Crocothemis servilia (Drury, 1773)Acarlet skimmerInfo
Crocothemis servilia servilia (Drury, 1773)Info
Cyclogomphus gynostylus (Fraser, 1926)Info
Species with DBack  Next  Top
Diplacodes nebulosa (Fabricius, 1793)Charcoal-winged PercherInfo
Diplacodes trivialis (Rambur, 1842)Chalky PercherSite
Disparoneura ramajana -> Agrilus arenatusInfo
Drepanosticta adami (Fraser, 1933)Info
Drepanosticta anamia -> Agrilus imitatorInfo
Drepanosticta austeni -> Agrilus immaculatellusInfo
Drepanosticta bine -> Agrilus immaculatusInfo
Drepanosticta brincki -> Agrilus immaculicollisInfo
Drepanosticta digna (Hagen In Selys, 1860)Info
Drepanosticta hilaris (Hagen In Selys, 1860)Info
Drepanosticta lankanensis (Fraser, 1931)Info
Drepanosticta mojca (Bedjanic, 2010)Info
Drepanosticta montana (Hagen In Selys, 1860)Info
Drepanosticta nietneri (Fraser, 1931)Info
Drepanosticta sinhalensis -> Agrilus imparInfo
Drepanosticta submontana (Fraser, 1933)Info
Drepanosticta tropica (Hagen In Selys, 1860)Info
Drepanosticta walli (Fraser, 1931)Info
Species with EBack  Next  Top
Elattoneura bigemmata -> Agrilus pidjinusInfo
Elattoneura caesia (Hagen In Selys, 1860)Info
Elattoneura centralis (Hagen In Selys, 1860)Info
Elattoneura leucostigma (Fraser, 1933)May be extinctInfo
Elattoneura oculata (Kirby, 1894)Info
Elattoneura tenax (Hagen In Selys, 1860)Info
Epophthalmia vittata cyanocephala (Hagen, 1867)Info
Euphaea splendens (Hagen In Selys, 1853)Info
Species with GBack  Next  Top
Gomphidia pearsoni (Fraser, 1933)Rivulet TigerInfo
Gynacantha dravida (Lieftinck, 1960)Info
Species with HBack  Next  Top
Heliogomphus ceylonicus (Hagen In Selys, 1878)Sri Lanka GrappletailInfo
Heliogomphus lyratus (Fraser, 1933)Info
Heliogomphus nietneri (Hagen In Selys, 1878)Info
Heliogomphus walli (Fraser, 1925)Wall´s GrappletailInfo
Hemianax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839)Vagrant EmperorInfo
Hydrobasileus croceus (Brauer, 1867)Amber-winged GliderInfo
Hylaeothemis fruhstorferi (Karsch, 1889)Fruhstorfer´s JunglewatcherInfo
Species with IBack  Next  Top
Ictinogomphus rapax (Rambur, 1842)Common ClubtailInfo
Indolestes gracilis (Hagen In Selys, 1862)Info
Indolestes gracilis gracilis (Hagen In Selys, 1862)Info
Indothemis carnatica (Fabricius, 1798)Info
Indothemis limbata sita (Campion, 1923)Info
Ischnura aurora (Brauer, 1865)Aurora BluetailInfo
Ischnura aurora aurora (Brauer, 1865)Info
Ischnura senegalensis (Rambur, 1842)Marsh BluetailInfo
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Lathrecista asiatica (Fabricius, 1798)Asiatic Blood TailInfo
Lestes elatus (Hagen In Selys, 1862)Info
Lestes praemorsus -> Platylestes praemorsusScalloped spreadwingInfo
Lestes praemorsus decipiens (Kirby, 1893)Info
Lestes rectangularis (Say, 1840)Slender SpreadwingInfo
Lestes tridens (Mclachlan, 1895)Spotted SpreadwingInfo
Lestes uncifer (Karsch, 1899)Sickle SpreadwingInfo
Lestes vigilax (Selys, 1862)Swamp SpreadwingInfo
Libellago adami (Fraser, 1939)Info
Libellago finalis (Hagen In Selys, 1869)Info
Libellago greeni (Laidlaw, 1924)Info
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Macrodiplax cora (Kaup In Brauer, 1867)Cora’s PennantInfo
Macrogomphus lankanensis (Fraser, 1933)Info
Macromia flinti (Lieftinck, 1977)Info
Macromia zeylanica (Fraser, 1927)Info
Megalogomphus ceylonicus (Laidlaw, 1922)Info
Microgomphus wijaya (Lieftinck, 1940)Info
Mortonagrion ceylonicum (Lieftinck, 1971)Sri Lanka MidgetInfo
Species with NBack  Next  Top
Neurobasis chinensis (Linnaeus, 1758)Chinese GreenwingInfo
Neurothemis intermedia (Rambur, 1842)Info
Neurothemis tullia (Drury, 1773)Pied Paddy SkimmerInfo
Species with OBack  Next  Top
Onychargia atrocyana (Selys, 1865)Marsh dancerInfo
Onychothemis testacea (Laidlaw, 1902)Black RiverdarterInfo
Onychothemis tonkinensis ceylanica (Ris, 1912)Info
Orthetrum chrysis (Selys, 1891)Red-faced SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum glaucum (Brauer, 1865)Blue Marsh HawkInfo
Orthetrum luzonicum (Brauer, 1868)Marsh SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum pruinosum (Burmeister, 1839)Crimson-tailed Marsh HawkInfo
Orthetrum pruinosum neglectum (Rambur, 1842)Common Red SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum sabina (Drury, 1770)Slender SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum sabina sabina (Drury, 1770)Info
Orthetrum triangulare (Selys, 1878)Blue-tailed Forest HawkInfo
Species with PBack  Next  Top
Palpopleura sexmaculata (Fabricius, 1787)Asian WidowInfo
Pantala flavescens (Fabricius, 1798)Wandering GliderInfo
Paragomphus henryi (Laidlaw, 1928)Brook HooktailInfo
Platycnemis sanguinipes (Schmidt, 1951)Info
Platylestes praemorsus (Hagen In Selys, 1862)Scalloped spreadwingInfo
Platysticta apicalis (Kirby, 1893)Info
Platysticta greeni -> Platysticta maculataInfo
Platysticta maculata (Hagen In Selys, 1860)Info
Platysticta maculata maculata (Selys, 1860)Info
Potamarcha congener (Rambur, 1842)SwampwatcherInfo
Prodasineura sita (Kirby, 1893)Info
Pseudagrion decorum (Rambur, 1842)Info
Pseudagrion malabaricum (Fraser, 1924)Info
Pseudagrion microcephalum (Rambur, 1842)Blue RiverdamselInfo
Pseudagrion rubriceps (Selys, 1876)Saffron-faced blue dartInfo
Pseudagrion rubriceps ceylonicum (Kirby, 1891)Info
Species with RBack  Next  Top
Rhodothemis rufa (Rambur, 1842)Ruby DarterInfo
Rhyothemis triangularis (Kirby, 1889)Sapphire FluttererInfo
Rhyothemis variegata (Linnaeus, 1763)Common Picture WingInfo
Species with SBack  Next  Top
Sinhalestes orientalis (Hagen In Selys, 1862)Emerald Sri Lanka SpreadwingInfo
Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840)Red-veined darterInfo
Species with TBack  Next  Top
Tetrathemis yerburii (Kirby, 1894)Info
Tholymis tillarga (Fabricius, 1798)TwisterInfo
Tramea basilaris (Palisot De Beauvois, 1805)Keyhole GliderInfo
Tramea basilaris burmeisteri (Kirby, 1889)Info
Tramea limbata (Desjardins, 1832)Ferrugineus GliderInfo
Trithemis annulata (Palisot De Beauvois, 1805)Violet Dropwing Violet-marked DarterInfo
Trithemis aurora (Burmeister, 1839)Crimson Marsh GliderSite
Trithemis festiva (Rambur, 1842)Indigo DropwingInfo
Trithemis pallidinervis (Kirby, 1889)Long-legged Marsh GliderSite
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Urothemis signata (Rambur, 1842)Scarlet BaskerInfo
Urothemis signata signata (Rambur, 1842)Info
Species with VBack  Next  Top
Vestalis apicalis (Selys, 1873)Black-Tipped Forest GloryInfo
Vestalis apicalis nigrescens (Fraser, 1929)Info
Species with ZBack  Top
Zygonyx iris ceylonicus (Kirby, 1905)Info
Zyxomma petiolatum (Rambur, 1842)Long-tailed DuskdarterInfo
137 Species in Odonata for Sri Lanka 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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