Taxon profile


Emperor Dragonfly
Anax imperator Leach, 1815

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  order Odonata - dragonflies »  family Aeshnidae »  genus Anax

Scientific synonyms

Aeschna azurea Charpentier, 1825
Aeshna azurea Charpentier, 1825
Aeschna dorsalis Burmeister, 1839
Aeshna dorsalis Burmeister, 1839
Aeschna formosa Vander Linden, 1823
Aeshna formosa Vander Linden, 1823
Anax formosus
Aeschna lunata Kolenati, 1856
Anax mauricianus Rambur, 1842

Least Concern



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Intertaxon relationships

prey: Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832) - Scarlet Dragonfly

Distribution maps

Links and literature

EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [214314]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Anax imperator Leach, 1815]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN Paulson D., Schorr M., (2005-2013): World Odonata List 2015-02-26 [], Slater Museum of Natural History [as Anax imperator Leach, 1815]
Data retrieved on: 8 March 2015

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