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Distribution path and Subregions of Zimbabwe (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Africa - East Africa - Zimbabwe
Taxonomy for Odonata (Dragonflies) in Zimbabwe
Class
Zimbabwe
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 390 families, 4431 genera, 12785 species
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Subclass
Zimbabwe
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 388 families, 4424 genera, 12777 species
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Infraclass
Zimbabwe
Palaeoptera (Crampton, 1915) (Ancient winged insects)
 14 families, 75 genera, 208 species
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Superorder
Zimbabwe
Odonatoptera (Martynov, 1932)
 11 families, 65 genera, 194 species
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Order
Zimbabwe
Odonata (Fabricius, 1793) (Dragonflies) - Systematics
 11 families, 65 genera, 194 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
Zimbabwe
    Epiprocta (Lohmann, 1996)
     4 families, 49 genera, 126 species
Suborder
Zimbabwe
    Zygoptera (Selys, 1854) (Damselflies)
     7 families, 16 genera, 68 species
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Family overview for Odonata (Dragonflies) in Zimbabwe
Aeshnidae (Rambur, 1842) - 13 SpeciesDarners
Calopterygidae (Selys, 1850) - 1 SpeciesDemoiselles
Chlorocyphidae (Cowley, 1937) - 5 SpeciesJewels
Coenagrionidae (Kirby, 1890) - 44 SpeciesPond damselflies
Corduliidae (Selys-longchamps, 1850) - 6 SpeciesBoghaunters
Gomphidae (Rambur, 1842) - 26 SpeciesClubtails
Lestidae (Calvert, 1901) - 10 SpeciesSpreadwings
Libellulidae (Rambur, 1842) - 81 SpeciesSkimmers
Platycnemididae (Tillyard, 1917) - 2 SpeciesWhite-legged damselflies
Protoneuridae (Tillyard, 1917) - 5 SpeciesThreadtails
Synlestidae (Tillyard, 1917) - 1 SpeciesSylphs
11 Families with 194 Species in Zimbabwe


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Species overview - Checklist for Odonata in Zimbabwe
Species with ANext  
Aciagrion africanum (Martin, 1908)Info
Aciagrion congoense -> Aciagrion hamoniInfo
Aciagrion gracile (Sjöstedt, 1909)Info
Aciagrion hamoni (Fraser, 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
Aeshna ellioti (Kirby, 1896)Elliot´s hawkerInfo
Aeshna rileyi -> Agrilus ustusRiley´s HawkerInfo
Aeshna subpupillata -> Pinheyschna subpupillataStream hawkerInfo
Aethriamanta rezia (Kirby, 1889)Pygmy BaskerInfo
Africallagma cuneistigma (Pinhey, 1969)Info
Africallagma elongatum (Martin, 1907)Slender BluetInfo
Africallagma glaucum (Burmeister, 1839)Swamp BluetInfo
Africallagma sinuatum (Ris, 1921)Peak BluetInfo
Africallagma subtile (Ris, 1921)Pale BluetInfo
Agriocnemis exilis Selys, 1872Little WhispInfo
Agriocnemis pinheyi Balinsky, 1963Pinhey´s WhispInfo
Allocnemis marshalli (Ris, 1921)Info
Anaciaeschna triangulifera (Mclachlan, 1896)Evening HawkerInfo
Anax chloromelas (Ris, 1911)Dark EmperorInfo
Anax ephippiger -> Hemianax ephippigerVagrant EmperorInfo
Anax imperator (Leach, 1815)Emperor DragonflyInfo
Anax speratus (Hagen, 1867)Orange EmperorInfo
Anax tristis (Hagen, 1867)Black EmperorInfo
Atoconeura biordinata (Karsch, 1899)Info
Azuragrion nigridorsum (Selys, 1876)Black-tailed BluetInfo
Species with BBack  Next  Top
Brachythemis lacustris (Kirby, 1889)Red GroundlingInfo
Brachythemis leucosticta (Burmeister, 1839)Banded GroundlingInfo
Bradinopyga cornuta (Ris, 1911)Horned Rock-dwellerInfo
Species with CBack  Next  Top
Ceratogomphus pictus (Hagen In Selys, 1854)Common ThorntailInfo
Ceriagrion glabrum (Burmeister, 1839)Common OrangeInfo
Ceriagrion suave (Ris, 1921)Suave CitrilInfo
Ceriagrion whellani (Longfield, 1952)Info
Chalcostephia flavifrons (Kirby, 1889)YellowfaceInfo
Chlorocnemis marshalli -> Agrilus ostrinusInfo
Chlorocypha consueta (Karsch, 1899)Ruby jewelInfo
Chlorocypha luminosa (Karsch, 1893)Orange jewelInfo
Chlorocypha molindica -> Agrilus melasInfo
Chlorolestes elegans (Pinhey, 1950)Elegant MalachiteInfo
Crenigomphus cornutus (Pinhey, 1956)Horned TalontailInfo
Crenigomphus hartmanni (Förster, 1898)Hartmann´s TalontailInfo
Crenigomphus seydeli (Schouteden, 1934)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
Species with DBack  Next  Top
Diplacodes deminuta (Lieftinck, 1969)Little PercherInfo
Diplacodes lefebvrii (Rambur, 1842)Black PercherInfo
Diplacodes luminans (Karsch, 1893)Luminous PercherInfo
Diplacodes okavangoensis -> Eublemma exanimisInfo
Diplacodes pumila (Dijkstra, 2006)Dwarf PercherInfo
Species with EBack  Next  Top
Elattoneura cellularis (Grünberg, 1902)Info
Elattoneura frenulata (Hagen In Selys, 1860)Sooty ThreadtailInfo
Elattoneura glauca (Selys, 1860)Common ThreadtailInfo
Elattoneura tropicalis -> Elattoneura frenulataInfo
Eleuthemis buettikoferi (Ris, 1910)FirebellyInfo
Enallagma elongatum (Martin, 1907)Info
Enallagma glaucum -> Africallagma glaucumInfo
Enallagma subfurcatum -> Agrilus sumbuanusInfo
Species with GBack  Next  Top
Gomphidia quarrei (Schouteden, 1934)Quarre´s TigerInfo
Gynacantha manderica (Grünberg, 1902)Little DuskhawkerInfo
Gynacantha usambarica (Sjöstedt, 1909)Usambara DuskhawkerInfo
Species with HBack  Next  Top
Hadrothemis scabrifrons (Ris, 1909)Red Jungle-skimmerInfo
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
Species with LBack  Next  Top
Lestes amicus (Martin, 1910)Info
Lestes ictericus (Gerstäcker, 1869)Tawny SpreadwingInfo
Lestes ochraceus (Selys, 1862)Info
Lestes pallidus -> Lestes sternalisPallid SpreadwingInfo
Lestes pinheyi (Fraser, 1955)Info
Lestes plagiatus (Burmeister, 1839)Common SpreadwingInfo
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
Species with MBack  Next  Top
Macromia nyanzana (Gruenberg, 1911)Info
Mesocnemis singularis (Karsch, 1891)RiverjackInfo
Microgomphus nyassicus (Grünberg, 1902)Info
Species with NBack  Next  Top
Nesciothemis farinosa (Förster, 1898)Eastern BlacktailInfo
Nesciothemis farinosum (Förster, 1898)Black-tailed DancerInfo
Neurogomphus dissimilis (Cammaerts, 2004)Info
Neurogomphus wittei (Schouteden, 1934)Info
Neurogomphus zambeziensis (Cammaerts, 2004)Zambezi SiphontailInfo
Notiothemis jonesi (Ris, 1921)Jones´ ForestwatcherInfo
Notogomphus dendrohyrax (Förster, 1906)Info
Notogomphus praetorius (Selys, 1878)YellowjackInfo
Notogomphus zernyi (St. Quentin, 1942)Info
Species with OBack  Next  Top
Olpogastra lugubris (Karsch, 1895)Slender BottletailInfo
Onychogomphus supinus (Selys, 1854)Gorge ClaspertailInfo
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 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 julia (Kirby, 1900)Julia SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum julia falsum -> Orthetrum jullia falsumInfo
Orthetrum jullia falsum ()Info
Orthetrum machadoi (Longfield, 1955)Machado´s SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum stemmale (Burmeister, 1839)Stemmale SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum trinacria (Selys, 1841)Long SkimmerInfo
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
Pantala flavescens (Fabricius, 1798)Wandering GliderInfo
Paragomphus cataractae (Pinhey, 1963)Cataract HooktailInfo
Paragomphus cognatus (Rambur, 1842)Rock HocktailInfo
Paragomphus elpidius (Ris, 1921)Corkscrew HooktailInfo
Paragomphus fritillarius (Selys, 1892)Clubbed HooktailInfo
Paragomphus genei (Selys, 1841)Common HooktailInfo
Paragomphus magnus (Fraser, 1952)Great HooktailInfo
Paragomphus nyasicus (Kimmins, 1955)Info
Paragomphus sabicus -> Mordella lepidaSabi HooktailInfo
Paragomphus zambeziensis (Pinhey, 1961)Info
Parazyxomma flavicans (Martin, 1908)Banded DuskdarterInfo
Phaon iridipennis (Burmeister, 1839)Glistening DemoiselleInfo
Philonomon luminans -> Diplacodes luminansInfo
Phyllogomphus selysi (Schouteden, 1933)Southern LeaftailInfo
Phyllomacromia congolica (Fraser, 1955)Info
Phyllomacromia funicularia -> Phyllomacromia monocerosInfo
Phyllomacromia melania (Selys, 1871)Info
Phyllomacromia monoceros (Förster, 1906)Black CruiserInfo
Phyllomacromia picta (Hagen In Selys, 1871)Darting CruiserInfo
Pinheyschna subpupillata (Mclachlan, 1896)Stream HawkerInfo
Platycypha caligata (Selys, 1853)Dancing JewelInfo
Platycypha fitzsimonsi (Pinhey, 1950)Boulder JewelInfo
Porpax risi (Pinhey, 1958)Info
Pseudagrion acaciae (Förster, 1906)Green-naped SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion angolense (Selys, 1876)Info
Pseudagrion assegaii (Pinhey, 1950)Spearhead SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion coeleste (Longfield, 1947)Catshead SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion commoniae (Förster, 1902)Black SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion gamblesi (Pinhey, 1978)Great SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion glaucescens (Selys, 1876)Info
Pseudagrion hageni (Karsch, 1893)Painted SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion hamoni (Fraser, 1955)Drab SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion kersteni (Gerstäcker, 1869)Powder-striped SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion kibalense (Longfield, 1959)Info
Pseudagrion makabusiense (Pinhey, 1950)Makabusi SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion massaicum (Sjöstedt, 1909)Masai SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion nubicum (Selys, 1876)Info
Pseudagrion pseudomassaicum -> Pseudagrion sublacteumInfo
Pseudagrion rubroviride (Pinhey, 1956)Info
Pseudagrion salisburyense (Ris, 1921)Slate SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion sjoestedti (Förster, 1906)Sjostedt´s SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion sjoestedti pseudosjoestedti (Pinhey, 1964)Red-faced SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion spernatum (Selys, 1881)Natal SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion sublacteum (Karsch, 1893)Riffle SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion sublacteum sublacteum (Karsch, 1893)Info
Pseudagrion sudanicum (Le Roi, 1915)Sudan SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion sudanicum rubroviride (Pinhey, 1956)Blue-spotted SpriteInfo
Pseudagrion vumbaense (Balinsky, 1963)Info
Pseudagrion whellani -> Pseudagrion hamoniInfo
Species with RBack  Next  Top
Rhyothemis semihyalina (Desjardins, 1832)Phantom FluttererInfo
Species with SBack  Next  Top
Sympetrum navasi -> Mordellistena ferruginoidesInfo
Species with TBack  Next  Top
Tetrathemis polleni (Selys, 1877)Black-splashed ElfInfo
Tramea basilaris (Palisot De Beauvois, 1805)Keyhole GliderInfo
Tramea limbata (Desjardins, 1832)Ferrugineus GliderInfo
Trithemis aconita (Lieftinck, 1969)Monkshood DropwingInfo
Trithemis annulata (Palisot De Beauvois, 1805)Violet Dropwing Violet-marked DarterInfo
Trithemis anomala (Pinhey, 1955)Info
Trithemis arteriosa (Burmeister, 1839)Red-veined DropwingInfo
Trithemis basitincta (Ris, 1912)Info
Trithemis bifida (Pinhey, 1970)Info
Trithemis donaldsoni (Calvert, 1899)Denim DropwingInfo
Trithemis dorsalis (Rambur, 1842)Round-hook DropwingInfo
Trithemis ellenbeckii (Förster, 1906)Info
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 monardi (Ris, 1931)Monard´s DropwingInfo
Trithemis pluvialis (Förster, 1906)Riffle-and-Reed DropwingInfo
Trithemis risi -> Trithemis furvaInfo
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
Species with ZBack  Top
Zygonoides fuelleborni (Grünberg, 1902)Fuelleborn´s Bottle-tailInfo
Zygonyx atritibiae -> Mordellistena gilvifronsInfo
Zygonyx flavicosta mwinilungae (Pinhey, 1961)Info
Zygonyx natalensis (Martin, 1900)Blue CascaderInfo
Zygonyx torridus (Kirby, 1889)Ringed CascaderInfo
194 Species in Odonata for Zimbabwe 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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