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              FAMILIES OF ODONATA     

 

           Families in Green color                                                                                                                                   Odonata Details

 

Insecta:  Pteragota: 

Hemimetabola

 

ODONATA

  Aeshnidae - hawkers, darners

  Amphipterygidae

  Archithemistidae

  Asiopteridae

  Austrocorduliidae

  Austropetaliidae

  Austropetaliidae

  Batkeniidae

  Calopterygidae

  Calopterygidae - broad-winged

       damselflies

  Chlorocyphidae

  Chlorocyphidae - jewels

  Chlorolestidae

  Coenagrionidae

  Coenagrionidae

  Cordulegastridae

  Cordulegastridae - biddies, spiketails

  Corduliidae - emerald dragonflies,

       green-eyed skimmers

  Dicteriadidae

  Ditaxineuridae

  Epallagidae

  Epiophlebiidae

  Euphaeidae

  Euthemistidae

 

 

 

 

Gomphidae

Heliocharitidae

Hemiphlebiidae

Heterophlebiidae

Hypolestidae

Isophlebiidae

Isostictidae

Karatawiidae

Kennedyidae

Lestidae

Lestidae - spreadwings, damselflies,

     reedlings, ringtails, winter damselflies

Lestoideidae

Liassogomphidae

Liassophlebiidae

Libellulidae - skimmers, perchers

Megapodagrionidae

Megapodagrionidae - flatwings

Mitophlebiidae

Neopetaliidae

Oreopteridae

Perilestidae

Permaeschnidae

Permagrionidae

Permepallagidae

Permolestidae

Petaluridae

 

 

 

 

Petaluridae - petaltails, giant dragonflies

Platycnemididae

Platycnemididae (Platycnemidae) -

     white-legged damselflies

Platystictidae

Polythoridae

Progonophlebiidae

Protomyrmeleontidae

Protoneuridae

Protoneuridae

Pseudolestidae

Pseudostigmatidae

Pseudostigmatidae - helicopter damselflies,

     giant damselflies, forest giants

Saxonagrionidae0

Synlestidae

Synthemidae

Synthemistidae

Tarsophlebiidae

Telephlebiidae

Triadophlebiidae

Triadotypidae

Triassolestidae

Turanothemistidae

Xamenophlebiidae

Zygophlebiidae

 

References      Citations     Sample Examinations

 

 

Details of Insect Taxonomic Groups

 

          Examples of beneficial species occur in almost every insect order, and considerable information on morphology and habits has been assembled.  Therefore, the principal groups of insect parasitoids and predators provide details that refer to the entire class Insecta.  These details are available at <taxnames.htm>.