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Distribution path and Subregions of West Africa (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Africa - West Africa
Subregions: Benin, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo
Taxonomy for Odonata (Dragonflies) in West Africa
Class
West Africa
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 483 families, 7167 genera, 27214 species
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Subclass
West Africa
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 477 families, 7152 genera, 27179 species
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Infraclass
West Africa
Palaeoptera (Crampton, 1915) (Ancient winged insects)
 19 families, 118 genera, 426 species
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Superorder
West Africa
Odonatoptera (Martynov, 1932)
 13 families, 107 genera, 413 species
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Order
West Africa
Odonata (Fabricius, 1793) (Dragonflies) - Systematics
 13 families, 107 genera, 413 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
West Africa
    Epiprocta (Lohmann, 1996)
     5 families, 76 genera, 268 species
Suborder
West Africa
    Zygoptera (Selys, 1854) (Damselflies)
     8 families, 31 genera, 146 species
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Family overview for Odonata (Dragonflies) in West Africa
Aeshnidae (Rambur, 1842) - 32 SpeciesDarners
Calopterygidae (Selys, 1850) - 12 SpeciesDemoiselles
Chlorocyphidae (Cowley, 1937) - 15 SpeciesJewels
Coenagrionidae (Kirby, 1890) - 74 SpeciesPond damselflies
Cordulegastridae (Calvert, 1893) - 2 SpeciesFlying adder
Corduliidae (Selys-longchamps, 1850) - 27 SpeciesBoghaunters
Gomphidae (Rambur, 1842) - 25 SpeciesClubtails
Lestidae (Calvert, 1901) - 13 SpeciesSpreadwings
Libellulidae (Rambur, 1842) - 182 SpeciesSkimmers
Megapodagrionidae (Tillyard, 1917) - 2 SpeciesFlatwings
Perilestidae (Tillyard & Fraser, 1938) - 1 SpeciesShortwings
Platycnemididae (Tillyard, 1917) - 12 SpeciesWhite-legged damselflies
Protoneuridae (Tillyard, 1917) - 17 SpeciesThreadtails
13 Families with 414 Species in West Africa


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Species overview - Checklist for Odonata in West Africa
Species with ANext  
Acanthagyna nigeriensis -> Epicauta punjabensisInfo
Aciagrion africanum (Martin, 1908)Info
Aciagrion attenuatum ()Info
Aciagrion congoense -> Aciagrion hamoniInfo
Aciagrion gracile (Sjöstedt, 1909)Info
Aciagrion hamoni (Fraser, 1955)Info
Aciagrion nodosum (Pinhey, 1964)Info
Acisoma inflata -> Acisoma panorpoides ascalaphoidesInfo
Acisoma inflatum (Selys, 1882)Info
Acisoma panorpoides (Rambur, 1842)Grizzled PintailInfo
Acisoma panorpoides ascalaphoides (Rambur, 1842)Info
Acisoma panorpoides panorpoides (Rambur, 1842)Info
Acisoma trifidum (Kirby, 1889)Info
Acisoma variegatum -> Acisoma panorpoidesGrizzled PintailInfo
Aeshna bonariensis -> Epicauta tenuicollisInfo
Aeshna confusa -> Epicauta testaceipesInfo
Aeshna cyanea (O. F. Müller, 1764)Blue hawkerSite
Aeshna diffinis -> Epicauta thailandicaInfo
Aeshna scotias (Pinhey, 1952)Info
Aethiothemis bequaerti (Ris, 1919)Info
Aethiothemis palustris (Martin, 1912)Info
Aethiothemis solitaria (Martin, 1908)Info
Aethriamanta rezia (Kirby, 1889)Pygmy BaskerInfo
Africallagma glaucum (Burmeister, 1839)Swamp BluetInfo
Africallagma subtile (Ris, 1921)Pale BluetInfo
Agriocnemis angustirami (Pinhey, 1974)Info
Agriocnemis exilis Selys, 1872Little WhispInfo
Agriocnemis maclachlani (Selys, 1877)Info
Agriocnemis victoria (Fraser, 1928)Info
Agriocnemis zerafica (Le Roi, 1915)Info
Agrionoptera insignis allogenes -> Eublemma albostriataRed SwampdragonInfo
Agrionoptera sexlineata (Selys, 1879)Info
Allocnemis leucosticta (Selys, 1863)GoldtailInfo
Allocnemis nigripes (Selys, 1886)Info
Allorhizucha campioni ()Info
Allorhizucha preussi (Karsch, 1891)Info
Allorrhizucha campioni -> Nesciothemis farinosumInfo
Allorrhizucha klingi (Karsch, 1890)Info
Allorrhizucha preussi (Karsch, 1891)Info
Anaciaeschna triangulifera (Mclachlan, 1896)Evening HawkerInfo
Anax chloromelas (Ris, 1911)Dark EmperorInfo
Anax congoliath (Fraser, 1953)Info
Anax ephippiger -> Hemianax ephippigerVagrant EmperorInfo
Anax ephippigera ()Info
Anax imperator (Leach, 1815)Emperor DragonflyInfo
Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839)Lesser EmperorInfo
Anax parthenope parthenope (Selys, 1839)Info
Anax rutherfordi -> Epicauta indianaInfo
Anax speratus (Hagen, 1867)Orange EmperorInfo
Anax tristis (Hagen, 1867)Black EmperorInfo
Antiagrion blanchardi (Selys, 1876)Info
Antiagrion gayi (Selys, 1876)Info
Argiagrion leoninum -> Leptagrion macrurumInfo
Azuragrion nigridorsum (Selys, 1876)Black-tailed BluetInfo
Azuragrion vansomereni (Pinhey, 1955)Tiny BluetInfo
Species with BBack  Next  Top
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
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Ceriagrion bakeri (Fraser, 1941)Info
Ceriagrion citrinum (Campion, 1914)Info
Ceriagrion corallinum (Campion, 1914)Info
Ceriagrion glabrum (Burmeister, 1839)Common OrangeInfo
Ceriagrion moorei -> Eurois brunnescensInfo
Ceriagrion platystigma -> Ceriagrion variansInfo
Ceriagrion rubellocerinum (Fraser, 1947)Info
Ceriagrion suave (Ris, 1921)Suave CitrilInfo
Ceriagrion tricrenaticeps (Legrand, 1984)Info
Ceriagrion varians (Martin, 1908)Info
Ceriagrion whellani (Longfield, 1952)Info
Chalcostephia flavifrons (Kirby, 1889)YellowfaceInfo
Chlorocnemis elongata (Hagen In Selys, 1863)Info
Chlorocnemis flavipennis (Selys, 1863)Info
Chlorocnemis nigripes -> Agrilus overlaetiInfo
Chlorocnemis pauli -> Agrilus owasInfo
Chlorocnemis subnodalis (Selys, 1886)Info
Chlorocypha cancellata (Selys, 1879)Info
Chlorocypha centripunctata -> Agrilus mallotiGiant jewelInfo
Chlorocypha consueta (Karsch, 1899)Ruby jewelInfo
Chlorocypha curta (Hagen In Selys, 1853)Blue-tailed red jewelInfo
Chlorocypha cyanifrons (Selys, 1873)Info
Chlorocypha dispar (Palisot De Beauvois, 1805)Small red jewelInfo
Chlorocypha glauca (Selys, 1879)Eastern red-tipped jewelInfo
Chlorocypha luminosa (Karsch, 1893)Orange jewelInfo
Chlorocypha nigeriensis (Gambles, 1974)Info
Chlorocypha pyriformosa -> Dicromantispa gracilisInfo
Chlorocypha radix -> Dicromantispa synapsisWestern red-tipped jewelInfo
Chlorocypha rubida (Hagen In Selys, 1853)Info
Chlorocypha selysi (Karsch, 1899)Blue-nuzzled jewelInfo
Chlorocypha sharpae -> Chlorocypha luminosaInfo
Cordulegaster bidentata (Selys, 1843)Sombre GoldenringInfo
Cordulegaster godmani (Mclachlan, 1878)Info
Crenigomphus renei (Fraser, 1936)Info
Crocothemis brevistigma (Pinhey, 1961)Info
Crocothemis divisa (Karsch, 1898)Divisa scarletInfo
Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832)Scarlet darterSite
Crocothemis sanguinolenta (Burmeister, 1839)Little scarletInfo
Crocothemis saxicolor (Ris, 1921)Granite scarletInfo
Crocothemis servilia (Drury, 1773)Acarlet skimmerInfo
Cyanallagma interruptum (Selys, 1876)Info
Cyanothemis simpsoni (Ris, 1915)BlueboltInfo
Species with DBack  Next  Top
Diastatomma bicolor (Selys, 1869)Info
Diastatomma selysi -> Diastatomma bicolorInfo
Diastatomma tricolor (Palisot De Beauvois, 1805)Info
Diplacodes deminuta (Lieftinck, 1969)Little PercherInfo
Diplacodes lefebvrei (Rambur, 1842)Info
Diplacodes lefebvrii (Rambur, 1842)Black PercherInfo
Diplacodes luminans (Karsch, 1893)Luminous PercherInfo
Diplacodes okavangoensis -> Eublemma exanimisInfo
Species with EBack  Next  Top
Elattoneura acuta (Kimmins, 1938)Info
Elattoneura balli (Kimmins, 1938)Info
Elattoneura dorsalis (Kimmins, 1938)Info
Elattoneura girardi (Legrand, 1980)Info
Elattoneura glauca (Selys, 1860)Common ThreadtailInfo
Elattoneura nigra (Kimmins, 1938)Info
Elattoneura pluorae ()Info
Elattoneura pluotae (Legrand, 1982)Info
Elattoneura pruinosa (Selys, 1886)Info
Eleuthemis buettikoferi (Ris, 1910)FirebellyInfo
Enallagma subfurcatum -> Agrilus sumbuanusInfo
Enallagma subtile -> Euplexia albifusaInfo
Enallagma vansomereni -> Agrilus samyiInfo
Eothemis zygoptera -> Euchalcia tauricaInfo
Erythrodiplax connata (Burmeister, 1839)Info
Erythrodiplax corallina (Brauer, 1865)Info
Species with GBack  Next  Top
Gomphidia bredoi (Schouteden, 1934)Info
Gomphidia gamblesi (Gauthier, 1987)Info
Gomphomacromia paradoxa (Brauer, 1864)Info
Gynacantha africana (Palisot De Beauvois, 1805)Info
Gynacantha bullata (Karsch, 1891)Info
Gynacantha cylindrata (Karsch, 1891)Info
Gynacantha manderica (Grünberg, 1902)Little DuskhawkerInfo
Gynacantha nigeriensis (Gambles, 1956)Yellow-legged DuskhawkerInfo
Gynacantha sextans (Mclachlan, 1896)Info
Gynacantha usambarica (Sjöstedt, 1909)Usambara DuskhawkerInfo
Gynacantha vesiculata (Karsch, 1891)Info
Gynacantha villosa (Grünberg, 1902)Hairy DuskhawkerInfo
Species with HBack  Next  Top
Hadrothemis camarense ()Info
Hadrothemis camarensis (Kirby, 1889)Tree-hole Jungle-skimmerInfo
Hadrothemis coacta (Karsch, 1891)Robust Jungle-skimmerInfo
Hadrothemis defecta (Karsch, 1891)Red Jungle-skimmerInfo
Hadrothemis infesta (Karsch, 1891)Slender Jungle-skimmerInfo
Hadrothemis infestus ()Info
Hadrothemis versuta (Karsch, 1891)Changeable Jungle-skimmerInfo
Heliaeschna fuliginosa (Karsch, 1893)Info
Heliaeschna trinervulata (Fraser, 1955)Info
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
Idomacromia proavita (Karsch, 1896)Info
Ischnura fluviatilis (Selys, 1876)Info
Ischnura heterosticta (Burmeister, 1842)Common BluetailInfo
Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825)Small BluetailInfo
Ischnura senegalensis (Rambur, 1842)Marsh BluetailInfo
Isomecocnemis subnodalis (Selys, 1886)Info
Species with LBack  Next  Top
Leptagrion macrurum (Burmeister, 1839)Info
Lestes dissimulans (Fraser, 1955)Cryptic SpreadwingInfo
Lestes ictericus (Gerstäcker, 1869)Tawny SpreadwingInfo
Lestes pallida (Rambur, 1842)Info
Lestes pallidus -> Lestes sternalisPallid SpreadwingInfo
Lestes pinheyi (Fraser, 1955)Info
Lestes plagiatus (Burmeister, 1839)Common SpreadwingInfo
Lestes plagiatus tarryi ()Info
Lestes sternalis (Navas, 1930)Info
Lestes tarryi -> Lestes plagiatusInfo
Lestes tridens (Mclachlan, 1895)Spotted SpreadwingInfo
Lestes uncifer (Karsch, 1899)Sickle SpreadwingInfo
Lestes undulatus (Say, 1840)Info
Lestes virgatus (Burmeister, 1839)Smoky SpreadwingInfo
Lestinogomphus angustus -> Lestinogophus angustusCommon FairytailInfo
Lestinogomphus minutus (Gambles, 1968)Info
Lestinogomphus pseudoafricanus ()Info
Lestinogophus angustus ()Info
Leucorrhinia dubia (Vander Linden, 1825)White-faced DarterInfo
Libellula foliata (Kirby, 1889)Info
Libellula notata -> Mordellistena bicoloripesInfo
Lokia incongruens (Karsch, 1893)Info
Species with MBack  Next  Top
Macromia africana (Hagen In Selys, 1871)Info
Macromia amicorum (Gambles, 1979)Info
Macromia bicristulata (Legrand, 1975)Info
Macromia contumax ()Info
Macromia funicularia (Martin, 1907)Info
Macromia hervei (Legrand, 1980)Info
Macromia kimminsi (Fraser, 1954)Info
Macromia lieftincki (Fraser, 1954)Info
Macromia nyanzana (Gruenberg, 1911)Info
Macromia picta (Hagen In Selys, 1871)Info
Macromia pseudafricana (Pinhey, 1961)Info
Macromia selysi (Kirby, 1900)Info
Malgassophlebia bispina (Fraser, 1958)Info
Malgassophlebia bispina nigeriae ()Info
Mesocnemis dupuyi (Legrand, 1982)Info
Mesocnemis robusta (Selys, 1886)Info
Mesocnemis singularis (Karsch, 1891)RiverjackInfo
Metacnemis robusta ()Info
Metacnemis singularis ()Info
Microgomphus camarunensis ()Info
Microgomphus camerunensis (Longfield, 1951)Info
Micromacromia afra -> Euxoa persiaeInfo
Micromacromia camerunica (Karsch, 1890)Large MicmacInfo
Micromacromia zygoptera (Ris, 1909)Small MicmacInfo
Species with NBack  Next  Top
Neodythemis afra (Ris, 1909)Info
Neodythemis campioni (Ris, 1915)Info
Neodythemis gorillae -> Euxoa persiaeInfo
Neodythemis klingi (Karsch, 1890)Info
Neodythemis preussi (Karsch, 1891)Info
Neogomphus bidens (Selys, 1878)Info
Neophya rutherfordi (Selys, 1881)Info
Nesciothemis farinosa (Förster, 1898)Eastern BlacktailInfo
Nesciothemis farinosum (Förster, 1898)Black-tailed DancerInfo
Nesciothemis minor (Gambles, 1966)Small BlacktailInfo
Nesciothemis nigeriensis (Gambles, 1966)Northern RedtailInfo
Nesciothemis pujoli (Pinhey, 1971)Western BlacktailInfo
Nesolestes nigeriensis -> Agrilus lubischeviInfo
Neurogomphus featheri (Pinhey, 1967)Info
Neurolestes nigeriensis (Gambles, 1970)Info
Neurothemis fluctuans (Fabricius, 1793)Info
Notiothemis robertsi (Fraser, 1944)Robert´s ForestwatcherInfo
Nubiolestes diotima (Schmidt, 1943)Info
Species with OBack  Next  Top
Olpogastra fraseri -> Eulepidotis hermuraInfo
Olpogastra lugubris (Karsch, 1895)Slender BottletailInfo
Onychogomphus forcipatus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758)Info
Onychogomphus styx (Pinhey, 1961)Info
Onychogomphus supinus (Selys, 1854)Gorge ClaspertailInfo
Oplogasta fuelleborni (Grünberg, 1902)Info
Orthetrum abbotti -> Orthetrum abotti abottiAbbott´s skimmerInfo
Orthetrum abbotti abbotti (Calvert, 1892)Info
Orthetrum abotti abotti ()Info
Orthetrum africana ()Info
Orthetrum africanum (Selys, 1887)Info
Orthetrum albistylum (Selys, 1848)White-Tailed SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum angustiventre (Rambur, 1842)Many-celled SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum austeni (Kirby, 1900)Giant SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum brachiale (Palisot De Beauvois, 1805)Tough SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum brevistylum -> Orthetrum taeniolatumInfo
Orthetrum caffrum (Burmeister, 1839)Two-striped SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum cameruense ()Info
Orthetrum camerunense (Gambles, 1959)Info
Orthetrum cancellatum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758)Info
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 icteromelas cinctifrons (Pinhey, 1969)Info
Orthetrum julia (Kirby, 1900)Julia SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum julia julia (Kirby, 1900)Info
Orthetrum latihami (Pinhey, 1966)Info
Orthetrum machadoi (Longfield, 1955)Machado´s SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum microstigma (Ris, 1911)Info
Orthetrum monardi (Schmidt, 1951)Info
Orthetrum saegeri (Pinhey, 1966)Info
Orthetrum stemmale (Burmeister, 1839)Stemmale SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum taeniolatum (Schneider, 1845)Small SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum trinacria (Selys, 1841)Long SkimmerInfo
Oxythemis phoenicosceles (Ris, 1909)PepperpantsInfo
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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 cammaertsi ()Info
Paragomphus cognatus (Rambur, 1842)Rock HocktailInfo
Paragomphus genei (Selys, 1841)Common HooktailInfo
Paragomphus nigroviridis (Cammaerts, 1969)Info
Paragomphus serrulatus (Baumann, 1898)Info
Paragomphus sinaiticus (Morton, 1929)Info
Parazyxomma flavicans (Martin, 1908)Banded DuskdarterInfo
Phaon camarunensis ()Info
Phaon camereunica (Fraser, 1941)Info
Phaon camerunensis (Sjöstedt, 1900)Emerald DemoiselleInfo
Phaon fraseri -> Eulepidotis santosinaInfo
Phaon iridipennis (Burmeister, 1839)Glistening DemoiselleInfo
Philonomon luminans -> Diplacodes luminansInfo
Phyllogomphus moundi (Fraser, 1960)Info
Phyllomacromia africana (Hagen In Selys, 1871)Info
Phyllomacromia congolica (Fraser, 1955)Info
Phyllomacromia funicularia -> Phyllomacromia monocerosInfo
Phyllomacromia girardi (Legrand, 1991)Info
Phyllomacromia hervei (Legrand, 1980)Info
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
Phyllomacromia pseudafricana (Pinhey, 1961)Info
Phyllomacromia sophia (Selys, 1871)Info
Platycnemis guttifera -> Agrilus perplexusInfo
Platycnemis rufipes (Selys, 1886)Info
Platycnemis sikassoensis -> Platycnemis subaequistylaInfo
Platycnemis subaequistyla (Fraser, 1928)Info
Platycypha caligata (Selys, 1853)Dancing JewelInfo
Prodasineura villiersi -> Agrilus pilosellusWhite-fronted ThreadtailInfo
Prodasineura vittata (Selys, 1886)Orange-fronted ThreadtailInfo
Proischnura subfurcata (Selys, 1876)Fork-tailed BluetInfo
Pseudagrion acaciae (Förster, 1906)Green-naped SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion apicale (Schmidt, 1951)Info
Pseudagrion basicornu (Schmidt, 1936)Info
Pseudagrion camerunense (Karsch, 1899)Info
Pseudagrion coeruleiceps -> Eustrotiopis richiniiInfo
Pseudagrion cyathiforme (Pinhey, 1973)Info
Pseudagrion emarginatum (Karsch, 1893)Info
Pseudagrion epiphonematicum (Karsch, 1891)Info
Pseudagrion flavipes -> Pseudagrion hemicolonInfo
Pseudagrion gamblesi (Pinhey, 1978)Great SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion gigas -> Pseudagrion gamblesiInfo
Pseudagrion glaucescens (Selys, 1876)Info
Pseudagrion glaucoideum (Schmidt, 1936)Info
Pseudagrion hamoni (Fraser, 1955)Drab SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion hemicolon (Pinhey, 1964)Info
Pseudagrion hemicolon hemicolon (Karsch, 1899)Info
Pseudagrion isidromorai -> Eutelia affinisInfo
Pseudagrion kersteni (Gerstäcker, 1869)Powder-striped SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion malagasoides (Pinhey, 1973)Info
Pseudagrion massaicum (Sjöstedt, 1909)Masai SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion melanicterum (Selys, 1876)Black-and-yellow SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion merina (Schmidt, 1951)Info
Pseudagrion nubicum (Selys, 1876)Info
Pseudagrion pseudomassaicum -> Pseudagrion sublacteumInfo
Pseudagrion risi (Schmidt In Ris, 1936)Info
Pseudagrion serrulatum (Karsch, 1894)Info
Pseudagrion sjoestedti (Förster, 1906)Sjostedt´s SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion sjoestedti jacksoni (Pinhey, 1961)Info
Pseudagrion sjoestedti sjoestedti (Foerster, 1906)Info
Pseudagrion sublacteum (Karsch, 1893)Riffle SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion sublacteum sublacteum (Karsch, 1893)Info
Pseudagrion sudanicum (Le Roi, 1915)Sudan SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion torridum (Selys, 1876)Info
Pseudagrion whellani -> Pseudagrion hamoniInfo
Species with RBack  Next  Top
Rhionaeschna bonariensis (Rambur, 1842)Info
Rhionaeschna confusa (Rambur, 1842)Info
Rhionaeschna diffinis (Rambur, 1842)Info
Rhodothemis rufa (Rambur, 1842)Ruby DarterInfo
Rhyothemis fenestrina (Rambur, 1842)Black-winged fluttererInfo
Rhyothemis notata (Fabricius, 1781)Info
Rhyothemis phyllis phyllis (Sulzer, 1776)Info
Rhyothemis resplendens (Selys, 1878)Jewel fluttererInfo
Rhyothemis semihyalina (Desjardins, 1832)Phantom FluttererInfo
Rialla villosa (Rambur, 1842)Info
Species with SBack  Next  Top
Sapho bicolor (Selys, 1853)Info
Sapho ciliata (Fabricius, 1781)Info
Sapho fumosa (Longfield, 1932)Info
Sapho orichalcea (Mclachlan, 1869)Info
Stenocnemis pachystigma (Selys, 1886)Info
Sympetrum navasi -> Mordellistena ferruginoidesInfo
Sympetrum pedemontanum pedemontanum (O.f. Müller In Allioni, 1766)Info
Sympetrum vulgatum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758)Info
Species with TBack  Next  Top
Tetrathemis bifida -> Tetrathemis camerunensisInfo
Tetrathemis camerunensis (Sjöstedt, 1900)Info
Tetrathemis corduliformis (Longfield, 1936)Info
Tetrathemis godiardi (Lacroix, 1921)Info
Tetrathemis polleni (Selys, 1877)Black-splashed ElfInfo
Thermochoria equivocata (Kirby, 1889)Info
Thermochoria equivocata picta (Sjöstedt, 1899)Info
Tholymis tillarga (Fabricius, 1798)TwisterInfo
Tramea basilaris (Palisot De Beauvois, 1805)Keyhole GliderInfo
Tramea continentalis -> Trapezostigma continentaleInfo
Tramea limbata (Desjardins, 1832)Ferrugineus GliderInfo
Trapezostigma basilare (Palisot De Beauvois, 1817)Info
Trapezostigma basilaris ()Info
Trapezostigma continentale ()Info
Trithemis aconita (Lieftinck, 1969)Monkshood DropwingInfo
Trithemis aenea (Pinhey, 1961)Info
Trithemis africana (Brauer, 1867)Western Phantom DropwingInfo
Trithemis africanus ()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 atra -> Eulepidotis dewitzeiInfo
Trithemis aurora (Burmeister, 1839)Crimson Marsh GliderSite
Trithemis basitincta (Ris, 1912)Info
Trithemis bifida (Pinhey, 1970)Info
Trithemis bredoi (Fraser, 1953)Info
Trithemis dejouxi (Pinhey, 1978)Info
Trithemis dichroa (Karsch, 1893)Small DropwingInfo
Trithemis donaldsoni (Calvert, 1899)Denim DropwingInfo
Trithemis dorsalis (Rambur, 1842)Round-hook DropwingInfo
Trithemis festiva (Rambur, 1842)Indigo DropwingInfo
Trithemis furva (Karsch, 1899)Navy DropwingInfo
Trithemis grouti (Pinhey, 1961)Black DropwingInfo
Trithemis hecate (Ris, 1912)Silhouette DropwingInfo
Trithemis imitata (Pinhey, 1961)Info
Trithemis kalula (Kirby, 1900)Info
Trithemis kirbyi (Selys, 1891)Orange-Winged DropwingInfo
Trithemis monardi (Ris, 1931)Monard´s DropwingInfo
Trithemis nuptialis (Karsch, 1894)Hairy-legged DropwingInfo
Trithemis pluvialis (Förster, 1906)Riffle-and-Reed DropwingInfo
Trithemis pruinata (Karsch, 1899)Info
Trithemis stictica (Burmeister, 1839)Jaunty DropwingInfo
Trithemis werneri (Ris, 1912)Elegant DropwingInfo
Trithetrum navasi (Lacroix, 1921)Navas´ DarterInfo
Species with UBack  Next  Top
Umma cincta (Hagen In Selys, 1853)Info
Umma longistigma (Selys, 1869)Info
Umma saphirina (Förster, 1916)Sapphire DemoiselleInfo
Urothemis assignata (Selys, 1872)Red BaskerInfo
Urothemis edwardsii (Selys, 1849)Blue BaskerInfo
Urothemis edwardsii edwardsii (Selys, 1849)Info
Urothemis signata (Rambur, 1842)Scarlet BaskerInfo
Urothemis venata ()Info
Species with ZBack  Top
Zygonoides fraseri (Pinhey, 1955)Info
Zygonoides fuelleborni (Grünberg, 1902)Fuelleborn´s Bottle-tailInfo
Zygonychidium gracile (Lindley, 1970)StreamertailInfo
Zygonyx chrysobaphes -> Zygonyx eusebiaInfo
Zygonyx eusebia (Ris, 1912)Info
Zygonyx eusebia eusebia (Ris, 1912)Info
Zygonyx fallax -> Zygonyx regisalbertiInfo
Zygonyx flavicosta (Sjöstedt, 1900)Info
Zygonyx natalensis (Martin, 1900)Blue CascaderInfo
Zygonyx regisalberti (Schouteden, 1934)Info
Zygonyx torrida (Kirby, 1889)Info
Zygonyx torridus (Kirby, 1889)Ringed CascaderInfo
Zyxomma atlantica ()Info
Zyxomma atlanticum (Selys, 1889)Smoky DuskdarterInfo
413 Species in Odonata for West 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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