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ZYGOPTERA (damselflies)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Suborder)

CALOPTERYGIDAE Selys, 1850 (demoiselle damselflies) Family 2 subtaxa  
Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1782) (Banded Demoiselle)
Male - at rest - lateral view
Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758) (Beautiful Demoiselle, Demoiselle Agrion)
Male - lateral view
Species   1 ident refs
COENAGRIONIDAE Kirby, 1890 (red and blue damselflies, and demoiselles)
Ceriagrion tenellum (Small Red Damselfly), eg: Ceriagrion tenellum (Small Red Damselfly) - Side view Coenagrion (a genus of damselflies), eg: Coenagrion puella (Azure Damselfly) - Male - dorso-lateral view Enallagma cyathigerum (Common Blue Damselfly), eg: Enallagma cyathigerum (Common Blue Damselfly) - Male - dorsal view - in situ Ischnura (a genus of dragonflies), eg: Ischnura elegans (Blue-tailed Damselfly) - Male - terminalia - dorsal view Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Large Red Damselfly), eg: Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Large Red Damselfly) - Male - dorso-lateral view - close-up
Family 11 subtaxa 6 ident refs
LESTIDAE Calvert, 1901 (emerald damselflies) Family 3 subtaxa  
Chalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825) (Green Emerald or Willow Emerald Damselfly) Species   1 ident refs
Lestes dryas Kirby, 1890 (Scarce Emerald Damselfly) Species   2 ident refs
Lestes sponsa (Hansemann, 1823) (Emerald Damselfly)
Male - dorsal view
PLATYCNEMIDIDAE Tillyard, 1917 (white-legged damselflies) Family 1 subtaxon  
Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771) (White-legged Damselfly)
Female - latero-dorsal view
Species   1 ident refs

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Larvae and exuviae

Cham, S., 2009 Field Guide to the larvae and exuviae of British Dragonflies - Volume 2:Damselflies (Zygoptera)

ZYGOPTERA may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(insects and other 6-legged organisms)
(true insects)
(dragonflies and damselflies)

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 5 feeding and other relationships of ZYGOPTERA (damselflies)

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