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ODONATA (dragonflies and damselflies)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Order)

ANISOPTERA (dragonflies)
AESHNIDAE (emperor and hawker dragonflies), eg: Aeshna cyanea (Blue Hawker, Southern Hawker) - Crippled female - on leaf - dorsal view - close-up CORDULEGASTRIDAE (golden-ringed dragonflies), eg: Cordulegaster boltonii (Golden-ringed Dragonfly) - Male - dorsal view - close-up GOMPHIDAE (club-tailed dragonflies), eg: Gomphus vulgatissimus (Club-tailed Dragonfly, Common Club-tail) - Teneral female - dorsal view LIBELLULIDAE (chaser, darter and skimmer dragonflies), eg: Libellula depressa (Broad-bodied Chaser) - Teneral - perching on garden cane - dorsal view Unidentified Anisoptera (Unidentified Dragonflies), eg: Unidentified Anisoptera (Unidentified Dragonflies) - Nymph - dorsal view
Suborder 21 subtaxa 22 ident refs
ZYGOPTERA (damselflies)
CALOPTERYGIDAE (demoiselle damselflies), eg: Calopteryx splendens (Banded Demoiselle) - Male - side view COENAGRIONIDAE (red and blue damselflies, and demoiselles), eg: Enallagma cyathigerum (Common Blue Damselfly) - Male - dorsal view - in situ LESTIDAE (emerald damselflies), eg: Lestes sponsa (Emerald Damselfly) - Female - dorsal view PLATYCNEMIDIDAE (white-legged damselflies), eg: Platycnemis pennipes (White-legged Damselfly) - Female - dorsal view
Suborder 17 subtaxa 12 ident refs

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Askew, R.R. Identification Chart of British and Irish Dragonflies
Askew, R.R. The Dragonflies of Europe
Brooks, S. (ed.) & Lewington, R. (illust.), 2004 Field Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Great Britain and Ireland
Dijkstra, K-D & Lewington R., 2006 Field Guide to Dragonflies of Britain and Europe
Fraser, Lt-Col. F.C., 1956 Odonata
Hammond, C.O. & Merritt, R., 1983 The Dragonflies of Great Britain and Ireland
Hammond, C.O., 1977 The Dragonflies of Great Britain and Ireland
Cheshire Dragonflies & Damselflies: http://www.brocross.com/dfly/dfspec.htm Cheshire Dragonflies & Damselflies
Lucas, W.J., 1900 British Dragonflies
Nilsson, A. (ed.), 1996 Aquatic Insects of North Europe
Savory, T.H., 1955 The World of Small Animals
"Intruiged by nature" Photography: http://intruigingnature.photodeck.com/ "Intruiged by nature" Photography
Cercle de Mycologie de Mons (Belgique): (Page perso de JJ. Wuilbaut): http://users.skynet.be/jjw.myco.mons Cercle de Mycologie de Mons (Belgique): (Page perso de JJ. Wuilbaut)

Freshwater

Greenhalgh, M. & Ovenden, D., 2007 Freshwater Life of Britain and Northern Europe

Nymphs

Brooks, S. (ed.) & Lewington, R. (illust.), 2004 Field Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Great Britain and Ireland
Module 8: advanced identification of dragonflies and damselflies (Odonata): larvae and exuviae: https://www.fba.org.uk/identification-freshwater-invertebrates-species-level-distance-learning-course Module 8: advanced identification of dragonflies and damselflies (Odonata): larvae and exuviae
Cham, S., 2012 Field Guide to the larvae and exuviae of British Dragonflies, Damselflies (Zygoptera) and Dragonflies (Anisoptera)
Corbet, P.S., Longfield, C. & Moore, N.W., 1960 Dragonflies
Fraser, Lt-Col. F.C., 1956 Odonata
Gardner, A.E., 1955 Key to Larvae
Hammond, C.O. & Merritt, R., 1983 The Dragonflies of Great Britain and Ireland
Hammond, C.O., 1977 The Dragonflies of Great Britain and Ireland
Lucas, W.J., 1930 The Aquatic (Naiad) Stage of the British Dragonflies (Paraneuroptera)
Nilsson, A. (ed.), 1996 Aquatic Insects of North Europe

BioInfo BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 8 general literature references to ODONATA (dragonflies and damselflies)

ODONATA may also be covered by literature listed under:

BIOTA
(living things)
Eukaryota
(eukaryotes)
ANIMALIA
(animals)
ARTHROPODA
(arthropods)
HEXAPODA
(insects and other 6-legged organisms)
INSECTA
(true insects)

BioInfo BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 12 feeding and other relationships of ODONATA (dragonflies and damselflies)

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