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Distribution path and Subregions of Switzerland (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Eurasia - Europe - West Europe - Switzerland
Subregions: Northwest Switzerland (Aargau)
Taxonomy for Odonata (Dragonflies) in Switzerland
Class
Switzerland
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 425 families, 3846 genera, 12678 species
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Subclass
Switzerland
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 422 families, 3841 genera, 12671 species
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Infraclass
Switzerland
Palaeoptera (Crampton, 1915) (Ancient winged insects)
 17 families, 47 genera, 115 species
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Superorder
Switzerland
Odonatoptera (Martynov, 1932)
 11 families, 33 genera, 93 species
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Order
Switzerland
Odonata (Fabricius, 1793) (Dragonflies) - Systematics
 11 families, 33 genera, 93 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
Switzerland
    Epiprocta (Lohmann, 1996)
     5 families, 18 genera, 55 species
Suborder
Switzerland
    Zygoptera (Selys, 1854) (Damselflies)
     4 families, 13 genera, 36 species
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Family overview for Odonata (Dragonflies) in Switzerland
Aeshnidae (Rambur, 1842) - 14 SpeciesDarners
Calopterygidae (Selys, 1850) - 6 SpeciesDemoiselles
Coenagrionidae (Kirby, 1890) - 20 SpeciesPond damselflies
Cordulegastridae (Calvert, 1893) - 2 SpeciesFlying adder
Corduliidae (Selys-longchamps, 1850) - 7 SpeciesBoghaunters
Gomphidae (Rambur, 1842) - 8 SpeciesClubtails
Lestidae (Calvert, 1901) - 9 SpeciesSpreadwings
Liassogomphidae (Tillyard, 1935) - 1 Species
Libellulidae (Rambur, 1842) - 24 SpeciesSkimmers
Myopophlebiidae (Bode, 1953) - 1 Species
Platycnemididae (Tillyard, 1917) - 1 SpeciesWhite-legged damselflies
11 Families with 93 Species in Switzerland


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Species overview - Checklist for Odonata in Switzerland
Species with ANext  
Aeshna affinis (Vander Linden, 1820)Southern migrant hawkerSite
Aeshna caerulea (Ström, 1783)Azure hawkerInfo
Aeshna cyanea (O. F. Müller, 1764)Blue hawkerSite
Aeshna grandis (Linnaeus, 1758)Brown hawkerInfo
Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767)Green-eyed HawkerInfo
Aeshna juncea (Linnaeus, 1758)Common hawkerInfo
Aeshna mixta (Latreille, 1805)Migrant hawkerSite
Aeshna subarctica elisabethae (Djakonov, 1922)Info
Anax ephippiger -> Hemianax ephippigerVagrant EmperorInfo
Anax imperator (Leach, 1815)Emperor DragonflyInfo
Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839)Lesser EmperorInfo
Anisozygopteron hageni (O. Heer, 1865)Info
Species with BBack  Next  Top
Boyeria irene (Fonscolombe, 1838)Western SpectreInfo
Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764)Hairy dragonflyInfo
Species with CBack  Next  Top
Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1782)Banded DemoiselleSite
Calopteryx splendens caprai (Conci, 1956)Info
Calopteryx splendens splendens (Harris, 1782)Info
Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758)Beautiful DemoiselleSite
Calopteryx virgo meridionalis (Selys, 1853)Info
Calopteryx virgo virgo (Linnaeus, 1758)Info
Cercion lindenii -> Ischnura auroraInfo
Ceriagrion tenellum (De Villers, 1789)Small Red DamselflyInfo
Chalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825)Willow Emerald DamselflyInfo
Coenagrion hastulatum (Charpentier, 1825)Northern DamselflyInfo
Coenagrion lindenii -> Ischnura auroraInfo
Coenagrion lunulatum (Charpentier, 1840)Irish DamselflyInfo
Coenagrion mercuriale (Charpentier, 1840)Southern DamselflyInfo
Coenagrion ornatum (Selys, 1850)Ornate BluetInfo
Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758)Azure DamselflySite
Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1823)Variable DamselflyInfo
Coenagrion scitulum (Rambur, 1842)Dainty DamselflyInfo
Cordulegaster bidentata (Selys, 1843)Sombre GoldenringInfo
Cordulegaster boltonii (Donovan, 1807)Golden-ringed DragonflyInfo
Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758)Downy EmeraldInfo
Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832)Scarlet darterSite
Species with EBack  Next  Top
Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840)Common Blue DamselflySite
Epitheca bimaculata (Charpentier, 1825)Eurasian BaskettailInfo
Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840)Blue-EyeInfo
Erythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823)Large RedeyeInfo
Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840)Small RedeyeSite
Species with GBack  Next  Top
Gomphus pulchellus (Selys, 1840)Western ClubtailInfo
Gomphus simillimus (Selys, 1840)Yellow ClubtailInfo
Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758)Common ClubtailInfo
Species with HBack  Next  Top
Hemianax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839)Vagrant EmperorInfo
Heterothemis brodiei (J. Buckman, 1843)Info
Species with IBack  Next  Top
Ischnura abyssinica (Martin, 1907)Info
Ischnura aurora (Brauer, 1865)Aurora BluetailInfo
Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820)Blue-tailed DamselflySite
Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825)Small BluetailInfo
Species with LBack  Next  Top
Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798)Southern Emerald DamselflyInfo
Lestes dryas (Kirby, 1890)Emerald SpreadwingInfo
Lestes sponsa (Hansemann, 1823)Emerald DamselflyInfo
Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825)Small Emerald DamselflyInfo
Lestes virens vestalis (Rambur, 1842)Info
Lestes viridis -> Lestes barbarusSite
Leucorrhinia albifrons (Burmeister, 1839)Dark WhitefaceInfo
Leucorrhinia caudalis (Charpentier, 1840)Lilypad WhitefaceInfo
Leucorrhinia dubia (Vander Linden, 1825)White-faced DarterInfo
Leucorrhinia pectoralis (Charpentier, 1825)Large White-faced DarterInfo
Leucorrhinia rubicunda (Linnaeus, 1758)Ruby WhitefaceInfo
Libellula depressa (Linnaeus, 1758)Broad-bodied darterInfo
Libellula fulva (Müller, 1764)Scarce ChaserSite
Libellula quadrimaculata (Linnaeus, 1758)Four-spotted SkimmerInfo
Libellula quadrimaculata asahinai (Schmidt, 1957)Info
Species with NBack  Next  Top
Nehalennia speciosa (Charpentier, 1840)Pygmy damselflyInfo
Species with OBack  Next  Top
Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758)Small PincertailInfo
Onychogomphus forcipatus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758)Info
Onychogomphus forcipatus unguiculatus (Vander Linden, 1820)Info
Onychogomphus uncatus (Charpentier, 1840)Large PincertailInfo
Ophiogomphus cecilia (Geoffroy In Fourcroy, 1785)Green SnaketailInfo
Orthetrum albistylum (Selys, 1848)White-Tailed SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837)Southern SkimmerSite
Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758)Black-Tailed SkimmerSite
Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798)Keeled SkimmerInfo
Oxygastra curtisii (Dale, 1834)Orange-spotted EmeraldInfo
Species with PBack  Next  Top
Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771)Blue FeatherlegInfo
Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776)Large Red DamselflySite
Species with SBack  Top
Somatochlora alpestris (Selys, 1840)Alpine EmeraldInfo
Somatochlora arctica (Zetterstedt, 1840)Northern EmeraldInfo
Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825)Yellow-Spotted EmeraldInfo
Somatochlora metallica (Vander Linden, 1825)Brilliant EmeraldInfo
Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820)Common Winter DamselflyInfo
Sympecma paedisca (Brauer, 1877)Siberian Winter DamselInfo
Sympetrum danae (Sulzer, 1776)Black darterInfo
Sympetrum depressiusculum (Selys, 1841)Spotted darterInfo
Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758)Yellow-winged darterInfo
Sympetrum fonscolombei -> Sympetrum fonscolombiiNomadInfo
Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840)Red-veined darterInfo
Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841)Southern darterInfo
Sympetrum pedemontanum (O. F. Müller In Allioni, 1766)Banded darterInfo
Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764)Ruddy darterSite
Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840)Common darterSite
Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758)Vagrant darterSite
93 Species in Odonata for Switzerland 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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