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ANISOPTERA (dragonflies)


Rank Taxon #subtaxa #photos #macrophotos #refs
Family AESHNIDAE (hawker dragonflies) 6      
Genus Aeshna (a genus of hawker dragonflies) 4 36 20 5
Species Anax imperator Leach, 1815 (Blue Emperor)   1   1
Species Brachytron pratense (Muller, 1764) (Hairy Dragonfly)       4
Family CORDULEGASTERIDAE (golden-ringed dragonflies) 1      
Species Cordulegaster boltonii (Donovan, 1807) (Golden-ringed Dragonfly)   5   1
Family CORDULIIDAE (emerald dragonflies) 2      
Species Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758) (Downy Emerald)       4
Genus Somatochlora (a genus of emerald dragonflies) 1     1
Family GOMPHIDAE (a family of dragonflies) 1 15    
Family LIBELLULIDAE (chaser, darter and skimmer dragonflies) 9      
Species Crocothemis erythraea (Brulle, 1832) (Scarlet Dragonfly)       1
Genus Libellula (chaser dragonflies) 2 20 2 2
Species Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798) (Keeled Skimmer)   10    
Genus Sympetrum (darter dragonflies) 5 42 4 5

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Larvae and exuviae

Cham, S., 2007 Field Guide to the larvae and exuviae of British Dragonflies - Volume 1:Dragonflies (Anisoptera)

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 4 general literature references to ANISOPTERA (dragonflies)

ANISOPTERA may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(dragonflies and damselflies)

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 5 feeding and other relationships of ANISOPTERA (dragonflies)

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