Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies)

 

Infraorder: Anisoptera (Dragonflies)

Family: Aeshnidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Anax georgius Selys, 1872   - Australia (& Timor?) Rediscovered Access

 

 

Family: Corduliidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Hemicordulia cupricolor Fraser, 1927   - Savai’i & Upolu, Samoa Rediscovered Access
Hemicordulia hilbrandi Lieftinck, 1942   - New Guinea Rediscovered Access
Somatochlora hineana Williamson, 1931 Hine's emerald dragonfly - USA (Illinois, Missouri, Michigan & Wisconsin) Rediscovered Access

 

 

Family: Gomphidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Anisogomphus ceylonicus Hagen, 1878 Ceylon Clubtail dragonfly, Sri Lanka grappletail 18 March 1962 Sri Lanka Missing Access
Anisogomphus solitaris Lieftinck, 1971 Solitary clubtail dragonfly 18 March 1962 Rambukpath Oya, Hatton, Central Province, Sri Lanka Invalid (synonym) Access
Epigomphus pechumani Belle, 1970   - Colombia Rediscovered Access
Heliogomphus lyratus Fraser, 1933 Lyrate clubtail dragonfly, Lyrate grappletail - Sri Lanka Rediscovered Access
Heliogomphus nietneri Hagen, 1878 Nietner's grappletail dragonfly - Sri Lanka Rediscovered Access

 

 

Family: Libellulidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Acisoma ascalaphoides Rambur, 1842 Littoral pintail, Grizzled pintail - Madagascar Rediscovered Access
Hylaeothemis fruhstorferi (Karsch, 1889) Fruhstorfer’s junglewatcher - Sri Lanka Rediscovered Access
Orthetrum rubens Barnard, 1937 Elusive skimmer, Waxy winged skimmer - Western Cape Province, South Africa Rediscovered Access
Rhyothemis semihyalina syriaca Selys Longchamps, 1849 Syrian phantom flutterer ? Israel Missing Access
Rhyothemis splendens Fraser, 1955   - DR Congo Rediscovered Access
Sympetrum dilatatum (Calvert, 1893) St. Helena darter, St. Helena dragonfly October 1963 St. Helena Missing Access
Urothemis edwardsii edwardsii Selys, 1849 Blue basker - Algeria Rediscovered Access
Urothemis edwardsi hulae Dumont, 1975 Lake Hula skimmer, Lake Hula Blue basker ? Lake Hula, Israel Invalid (synonym) Access

 

Family: Macromiidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Macromia flinti Lieftinck, 1977 Flint's emerald dragonfly October 1970 Uggalkaltota, Ratnapura District, Sri Lanka Missing Access

 

Family: Protoneuridae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Microneura caligata Hagen in Selys, 1886 Blue-and-orange threadtail - Guamuhaya Mountains, Cuba (central) Rediscovered Access

 

 

 

Infraorder: Zygoptera (Damselflies)

Family: Argiolestidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Neurolestes nigeriensis (Gambles, 1970) Gamble's flatwing - Obudu Plateau, Nigeria (Cameroon & DR Congo) Rediscovered Access
Podolestes atomarius Lieftinck, 1950   - Kalimantan (central), Indonesia Rediscovered Access

 

Family: Calopterygidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Neurobasis daviesi Hämäläinen, 1993   - Palawan, Philippines Rediscovered Access


 

Family: Chlorocyphidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Chlorocypha jejuna (Baumann, 1898) Togo red jewel 1890's Misahöhe, Togo Missing Access
Rhinoneura caerulea Kimmins, 1936   - Sarawak, Borneo Rediscovered Access

 

 

Family: Coenagrionidae (Bluets)

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Acanthagrion taxaense Santos, 1965 Rio de Janerio acanthagrion 1965 Rio de Janerio, Brazil Missing Access
Amphicnemis pandanicola Lieftinck, 1953   - Kalimantan (central), Indonesia Rediscovered Access
Amphicnemis platystyla Lieftinck, 1953   - Kalimantan (central), Indonesia Rediscovered Access
Coenagrion persicum (Lohmann, 1993)   - Iran Rediscovered Access
Enallagma maldivensis Laidlaw, 1902   pre-1903 Mahlos and Hulule, Maldives Missing Access
Megalagrion amaurodytum waianaenum Perkins, 1899 Waianae Megalagrion damselfly ? Hawaiian Islands, USA Invalid? Access
Megalagrion dinesiotes (Kennedy, 1934)   - Maui, Hawaiian Islands, USA Rediscovered Access
Megalagrion jugorum Perkins, 1899 Jugorum megalagrion damselfly, Maui upland damselfly 1917 Lanai & Maui, Hawaiian Islands, USA Extinct Access
Megalagrion molokaiense Perkins, 1899 Molokai damselfly pre-1941 Molokai, Hawaiian Islands, USA Missing Access
Megalagrion nesiotes (Perkins, 1899)   early 1900's Hawaiian Islands, USA Missing Access
Megalagrion williamsoni (Perkins, 1910)   1920 Kauai, Hawaiian Islands, USA Missing Access
Proischnura polychromatica
(Barnard, 1937)   - Western Cape Province, South Africa Rediscovered Access

 

 

Family: Euphaeidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Anisopleura vallei St. Quentin, 1937   - India Rediscovered Access

 

 

Family: Lestidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Lestes nigriceps Fraser, 1924   - Cambodia Rediscovered Access
Sinhalestes orientalis (Hagen, 1862) Oriental spread-winged damselfly, Emerald Sri Lanka(n) spreadwing - Sri Lanka Rediscovered Access

 

 

Family: Megapodagrionidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Amanipodagrion gilliesi Pinhey, 1962   - Sigi Forest, Usambara Mts (eastern), Tanzania Rediscovered Access
Podopteryx casuarina Lieftinck, 1949   11 February 1939 Idenburg River basin, West Papua (province), Irian Jaya, Indonesia Missing Access

 

 

Family: Philosinidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Rhinagrion tricolor (Krüger, 1898)   - Java (=Jawa), Indonesia Rediscovered Access

 

 

Family: Platycnemididae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Disparoneura ramajana Lieftinck, 1971 Ramajana threadtail damselfy March 1962 Horton Plains, Nuwara Eliya District, Sri Lanka Missing Access
Elattoneura erythromma Lieftinck, 1953   - Kalimantan (central), Indonesia Rediscovered Access
Elattoneura leucostigma Fraser, 1933 White-spot pinfly, Smoky-winged threadtail - Sri Lanka Rediscovered Access
Palaiargia ernstmayri Lieftinck, 1972   - Arfak Mountains, New Guinea Rediscovered Access
Spesbona angusta (Selys, 1863) Mauve bluet, Ceres stream-damsel, Ceres featherlegs - Western Cape, South Africa Rediscovered Access

 

 

Family: Platystictidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Ceylonosticta subtropica (Fraser, 1933)   - Sri Lanka (=Ceylon) Rediscovered Access
Drepanosticta adami Fraser, 1933 Adam's forest damselfy, Adam’s shadowdamsel - Kandy District, Sri Lanka Rediscovered Access
Drepanosticta austeni Lieftinck, 1940 Austen's forest damselfly, Austin's shadowdamsel - Sri Lanka Rediscovered Access
Drepanosticta hilaris Hagen, 1860 Cheerful Forest damselfly, Merry shadowdamsel - Nuwara Eliya District and Ratnapura District, Sri Lanka Rediscovered Access
Drepanosticta montana Hagen in Selys, 1860 Mountain forest damselfy - Sri Lanka Rediscovered Access
Drepanosticta submontana Fraser, 1933 Bordered knob-tipped shadowdamsel - Sri Lanka Rediscovered Access
Protosticta gracilis Kirby, 1889 - early July 1859 Tondano, Sulawesi, Indonesia Missing Access

 

 

Family: Protoneuridae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Prodasineura abbreviata Lieftinck, 1951   - Kalimantan (central), Indonesia Rediscovered Access
Prodasineura quadristigma Lieftinck, 1951   - Kalimantan (central), Indonesia Rediscovered Access

 

 

Family: Pseudostigmatidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Mecistogaster pronoti Sjöstedt, 1918 Atlantic helicopter pre-1919 Espirito Santo state, Brazil Missing Access