Odonata

 

The Dragonflies and Damseflies (Odonata) are an ancient insect (Insecta) group with imperfect metamorphosis and one of the first flying insects. Odonate larvae are aquatic, inhabiting almost all types of standing and flowing waters. They reach the highest diversity in the tropical and subtropical zones. Larvae and adults are predatory. They are sensitive to environmental changes, so they can be used as bioindicators. In particular, the extinction and changes of their natural habitats threaten them. There are 126 species of dragonflies in Europe, in Slovakia there are about 70 species of two subfamilies: Zygoptera (Damseflies) and Anisoptera (Dragonflies).

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species of dragonflies barcoded from Slovakia

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  • AquaBOL core team
  • Dušan Šácha (expert na Odonata)
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01/04/2019

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TAXONNUMBER OF COI SEQUENCESNUMBER OF BARCODESBIN (BOLD DATABASE)
AESCHNIDAE
Aeshna affinis (Vander Linden, 1820)
* Aeshna caerulea (Ström, 1783)
Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764)
Aeshna grandis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Aeshna isosceles (Müller, 1767)
Aeshna juncea (Linnaeus, 1758)
Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805
Aeshna subarctica Walker, 1908
Anax imperator Leach, 1815
Anax parthenope (Sélys, 1839)
Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764)
CALOPTERYGIDAE
Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1782)
Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758)
COENAGRIONIDAE
* Coenagrion armatum (Charpentier, 1840)
Coenagrion hastulatum (Charpentier, 1825)
* Coenagrion lunulatum (Charpentier, 1840)
* Coenagrion mercuriale (Charpentier, 1840)
Coenagrion ornatum (Sélys, 1850)
Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758)
Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825)
Coenagrion scitulum (Rambur, 1842)
Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840)
Erythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823)
Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840)
Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820)
Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825)
* Nehalennia speciosa (Charpentier, 1840)
Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776)
CORDULEGASTRIDAE
Cordulegaster bidentata Sélys, 1843
* Cordulegaster boltonii (Donovan, 1807)
Cordulegaster heros Theischinger, 1979
CORDULIIDAE
Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758)
Epitheca bimaculata (Charpentier, 1825)
Somatochlora alpestris (Sélys, 1840)
Somatochlora arctica (Zetterstedt, 1840)
Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825)
Somatochlora metallica (Vander Linden, 1825)
GOMPHIDAE
Gomphus flavipes (Charpentier, 1825)
Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Ophiogomphus cecilia (Fourcroy, 1785)
LESTIDAE
Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798)
Lestes dryas Kirby, 1890
* Lestes macrostigma (Eversmann, 1836)
Lestes sponsa (Hansemann, 1823)
Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825)
Lestes viridis Vander Linden, 1825
Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820)
* Sympecma paedisca (Brauer, 1877)
LIBELLULIDAE
Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé́, 1832)
* Leucorrhinia albifrons (Burmeister, 1839)
Leucorrhinia caudalis (Charpentier, 1840)
Leucorrhinia dubia (Vander Linden, 1825)
Leucorrhinia pectoralis (Charpentier, 1825)
Leucorrhinia rubicunda (Linnaeus, 1758)
Libellula depressa (Linnaeus, 1758)
Libellula fulva (Müller, 1764)
Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758
Orthetrum albistylum (Sélys, 1848)
Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837)
Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758)
Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798)
Sympetrum danae (Sulzer, 1776)
Sympetrum depressiusculum (Sélys, 1841)
Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758)
Sympetrum fonscolombii (Sélys, 1840)
Sympetrum meridionale (Sélys, 1841)
Sympetrum pedemontanum (Allioni, 1766)
Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764)
Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840)
Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758)
PLATYCNEMIDIDAE
Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771)
* species whose presence in Slovakia is questionable and need to be verified/confirmed

Authors of pictures: Matej Žiak, Fedor Čiampor, Zuzana Čiamporová-Zaťovičová, Tomáš Čejka

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