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skimmers
Libellulidae Rambur, 1842

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  order Odonata - dragonflies »  superfamily Libelluloidea

Other names

= perchers

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Libellula depressa - Broad-bodied Chaser

Libellula depressa - Broad-bodied Chaser, male

Author: Lukáš Konečný

Libellula pulchella - Twelve Spotted Skimmer

Libellula pulchella - Twelve Spotted Skimmer

Author: Bruce Marlin

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Crocothemis erythraea - Scarlet Dragonfly, male

Author: Josef Dvořák

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Included taxa

Number of records: 145

genus Acisoma Rambur, 1842
genus Aethiothemis Martin, 1908
genus Aethriamanta Kirby, 1889
genus Agrionoptera Brauer, 1864
genus Akrothemis Theischinger & Richards, 2012
genus Amphithemis Selys, 1891
genus Anatya Kirby, 1889
genus Anectothemis Fraser, 1954
genus Antidythemis Kirby, 1889
genus Archaeophlebia Ris, 1909
genus Argyrothemis Ris, 1911
genus Atoconeura Karsch, 1899
genus Atratothemis Wilson, 2005
genus Austrothemis Ris, 1909
genus Bironides Förster, 1903
genus Boninthemis Asahina, 1952
genus Brachydiplax Brauer, 1868
genus Brachygonia Kirby, 1889
genus Brachymesia Kirby, 1889
genus Brachythemis Brauer, 1868
genus Bradinopyga Kirby, 1893
genus Brechmorhoga Kirby, 1894
genus Calophlebia Selys, 1896
genus Camacinia Kirby, 1889
genus Cannaphila Kirby, 1889
genus Carajathemis Machado, 2012
genus Celebophlebia Lieftinck, 1936
genus Celebothemis Ris, 1909
genus Celithemis Hagen, 1861
genus Chalcostephia Kirby, 1889
genus Chalybeothemis Lieftinck, 1933
genus Congothemis Fraser, 1953
genus Cratilla Kirby, 1900
genus Crocothemis Brauer, 1868
genus Cyanothemis Ris, 1915
genus Dasythemis Karsch, 1889
genus Deielia Kirby, 1889
genus Diastatops Rambur, 1842
genus Diplacina Brauer, 1868
genus Diplacodes Kirby, 1889
genus Dythemis Hagen, 1861
genus Edonis Needham, 1905
genus Elasmothemis Westfall, 1988
genus Eleuthemis Ris, 1910
genus Elga Ris, 1911
genus Epithemis Laidlaw, 1955
genus Erythemis Hagen, 1861
genus Erythrodiplax Brauer, 1868
genus Fylgia Kirby, 1889
genus Garrisonia Peñalva & Costa, 2007
genus Gynothemis Calvert in Ris, 1909
genus Hadrothemis Karsch, 1891
genus Hemistigma Kirby, 1889
genus Huonia Förster, 1903
genus Hydrobasileus Kirby, 1889
genus Hylaeothemis Ris, 1909
genus Hypothemis Karsch, 1889
genus Idiataphe Cowley, 1934
genus Indothemis Ris, 1909
genus Ladona Needham, 1897
genus Lanthanusa Ris, 1909
genus Lathrecista Kirby, 1889
genus Leucorrhinia Brittinger, 1850
genus Libellula Linnaeus, 1758
genus Lokia Ris, 1919
genus Lyriothemis Brauer, 1868
genus Macrodiplax Brauer, 1868
genus Macrothemis Hagen, 1868
genus Malgassophlebia Fraser, 1956
genus Miathyria Kirby, 1889
genus Micrathyria Kirby, 1889
genus Micromacromia Karsch, 1890
genus Microtrigonia Förster, 1903
genus Misagria Kirby, 1889
genus Nannodiplax Brauer, 1868
genus Nannophlebia Selys, 1878
genus Nannophya Rambur, 1842
genus Nannophyopsis Lieftinck, 1935
genus Nannothemis Brauer, 1868
genus Neodythemis Karsch, 1889
genus Nephepeltia Kirby, 1889
genus Nesciothemis Longfield, 1955
genus Nesogonia Kirby, 1898
genus Nesoxenia Kirby, 1889
genus Neurothemis Brauer, 1867
genus Nothodiplax Belle, 1984
genus Notiothemis Ris, 1919
genus Notolibellula Theischinger & Watson, 1977
genus Oligoclada Karsch, 1890
genus Olpogastra Karsch, 1895
genus Onychothemis Brauer, 1868
genus Orchithemis Brauer, 1878
genus Orionothemis Fleck, Hamada & Carvalho, 2009
genus Orthemis Hagen, 1861 - Tropical King Skimmers
genus Orthetrum Newman, 1833
genus Oxythemis Ris, 1909
genus Pachydiplax Brauer, 1868
genus Pacificothemis Asahina, 1940
genus Palaeothemis Fraser, 1923
genus Palpopleura Rambur, 1842
genus Paltothemis Karsch, 1890
genus Pantala Hagen, 1861
genus Parazyxomma Pinhey, 1961
genus Perithemis Hagen, 1861
genus Phyllothemis Fraser, 1935
genus Planiplax Muttkowski, 1910
genus Plathemis Hagen, 1861
genus Pornothemis Krüger, 1902
genus Porpacithemis Fraser, 1954
genus Porpax Karsch, 1896
genus Potamarcha Karsch, 1890
genus Protorthemis Kirby, 1889
genus Pseudagrionoptera Ris, 1909
genus Pseudoleon Kirby, 1889
genus Pseudothemis Kirby, 1889
genus Pseudotramea Fraser, 1920
genus Raphismia Kirby, 1889
genus Rhodopygia Kirby, 1889
genus Rhodothemis Ris, 1909
genus Rhyothemis Hagen, 1867
genus Risiophlebia Cowley, 1934
genus Scapanea Kirby, 1889
genus Selysiothemis Ris, 1897
genus Sleuthemis Fraser, 1951
genus Sympetrum Newman, 1833
genus Tapeinothemis Lieftinck, 1950
genus Tauriphila Kirby, 1889
genus Tetrathemis Brauer, 1868
genus Thalassothemis Ris, 1909
genus Thermochoria Kirby, 1889
genus Thermorthemis Kirby, 1889
genus Tholymis Hagen, 1867
genus Tramea Hagen, 1861
genus Trithemis Brauer, 1868
genus Trithetrum Dijkstra & Pilgrim, 2007
genus Tyriobapta Kirby, 1889
genus Uracis Rambur, 1842
genus Urothemis Brauer, 1868
genus Viridithemis Fraser, 1960
genus Ypirangathemis Santos, 1945
genus Zenithoptera Selys, 1869
genus Zygonoides Fraser, 1957
genus Zygonychidium Lindley, 1970
genus Zygonyx Hagen, 1867
genus Zyxomma Rambur, 1842

Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [b4306278-c907-4b89-88ef-cedbe9b0e196]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/home], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Libellulidae]
Data retrieved on: 6 March 2015
CZ Hudec K., Kolibáč J., Laštůvka Z., Peňáz M. a kol. (2007): Příroda České republiky: průvodce faunou, Academia [as Libellulidae]
EN Paulson D., Schorr M., (2005-2013): World Odonata List 2015-02-26, Slater Museum of Natural History [as Libellulidae]
Data retrieved on: 7 March 2015

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