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Odonata Families
(Dragonflies, Damselflies)

Family
Distribution by continent Genera Species
Zygoptera
Amphipterygidae
Africa, Asia, North and South America 4 9
Calopterygidae Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America 15 158
Chlorocyphidae Africa, Asia 15 133
Chorismagrionidae Australia 1 1
Coenagrionidae Worldwide 82 1067
Dicteriadidae South America 2 2
Diphlebiidae Asia, Australia 2 9
Euphaeidae Asia 8 63
Hemiphlebiidae Australia 1 1
Isostictidae Australia 12 45
Lestidae Worldwide 9 155
Lestoideidae Australia 1 4
Megapodagrionidae Africa, Asia, Australia, North and South America 43 255
Perilestidae Africa, North and South America 3 20
Platycnemididae Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe 23 198
Platystictidae Asia, North and South America 5 159
Polythoridae North and South America 8 56
Protoneuridae Africa, Asia, Australia, North and South America 24 240
Pseudostigmatidae North and South America 5 18
Synlestidae Africa, Asia, Australia, North America 7 33
Anisoptera
Aeshnidae Worldwide 49 411
Austropetaliidae Australia, South America 7 15
Chlorogomphidae Asia 2 40
Cordulegastridae Asia, Europe, North America 4 51
Corduliidae Worldwide 44 358
Epiophlebiidae Asia 1 2
Gomphidae Worldwide 91 952
Libellulidae Worldwide 140 962
Neopetaliidae South America 1 1
Petaluridae Asia, Australia, North and South America 5 11
Synthemistidae Australia 7 42
TOTAL 621 5471

Sources

Resh, V. H. and R. T. Cardé. Encyclopedia of Insects. Amsterdam; Boston: Academic Press, 2003.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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