The Families and Genera of Odonata

SORRY, THIS LIST IS NOT UP TO DATE, BUT IT WILL BE REDONE SOME TIME SOON.

 

The species totals for each genus are from the latest list of world odonata.

Families are listed in alphabetic order, first Anisoptera, then Anisozygoptera, then Zygoptera.

TaxonSpecies Number
Odonata 5827
Anisoptera 2924
Anisozygoptera 2
Zygoptera 2901
Aeshnidae 443
Acanthaeschna 1
Adversaeschna 1
Aeschnophlebia 4
Aeshna 42
Agyrtacantha 4
Allopetalia 2
Amphiaeschna 1
Anaciaeschna 10
Anax 29
Andaeschna 4
Antipodophlebia 1
Austroaeschna 19
Austrogynacantha 1
Austrophlebia 2
Basiaeschna 1
Boyeria 7
Brachytron 1
Caliaeschna 1
Castoraeschna 9
Cephalaeschna 16
Coryphaeschna 8
Dendroaeschna 1
Dromaeschna 2
Epiaeschna 1
Gomphaeschna 2
Gynacantha 85
Gynacanthaeschna 1
Heliaeschna 10
Indaeschna 2
Limnetron 2
Linaeschna 1
Nasiaeschna 1
Neuraeschna 15
Notoaeschna 2
Oligoaeschna 18
Oplonaeschna 2
Oreaeschna 2
Periaeschna 10
Petaliaeschna 6
Planaeschna 22
Plattycantha 3
Polycanthagyna 4
Racenaeschna 1
Remartinia 4
Rhionaeschna 41
Sarasaeschna 14
Spinaeschna 2
Staurophlebia 5
Telephlebia 6
Tetracanthagyna 5
Triacanthagyna 9
Austropetaliidae 11
Archipetalia 1
Austropetalia 3
Hypopetalia 1
Phyllopetalia 6
Chlorogomphidae 45
Chlorogomphus 29
Chloropetalia 5
Sinorogomphus 8
Watanabeopetalia 3
Cordulegastridae 51
Anotogaster 12
Cordulegaster 25
Neallogaster 7
Sonjagaster 7
Macromiidae 123
Didymops 2
Epophthalmia 6
Macromia 79
Phyllomacromia 36
Corduliidae 250
Aeschnosoma 5
Antipodochlora 1
Apocordulia 1
Archaeophya 2
Austrocordulia 3
Austrophya 1
Cordulephya 4
Cordulia 3
Cordulisantosia 3
Dorocordulia 2
Epitheca 12
Gomphomacromia 4
Guadalca 1
Helocordulia 2
Hemicordulia 38
Hesperocordulia 1
Heteronaias 1
Idionyx 27
Idomacromia 3
Lathrocordulia 2
Lauromacromia 6
Libellulosoma 1
Macromidia 11
Metaphya 4
Micromidia 3
Navicordulia 10
Neocordulia 15
Neophya 1
Nesocordulia 6
Neurocordulia 7
Oxygastra 1
Paracordulia 1
Pentathemis 1
Procordulia 16
Pseudocordulia 2
Rialla 1
Somatochlora 42
Syncordulia 4
Williamsonia 2
Gomphidae 961
Acrogomphus 7
Agriogomphus 4
Amphigomphus 3
Anisogomphus 19
Anomalophlebia 1
Anormogomphus 3
Antipodogomphus 6
Aphylla 24
Archaeogomphus 7
Arigomphus 7
Armagomphus 1
Asiagomphus 23
Austroepigomphus 4
Austrogomphus 15
Brasiliogomphus 1
Burmagomphus 23
Cacoides 1
Ceratogomphus 2
Cinitogomphus 1
Cornigomphus 1
Crenigomphus 6
Cyanogomphus 2
Cyclogomphus 5
Davidioides 1
Davidius 22
Desmogomphus 2
Diaphlebia 2
Diastatomma 7
Dromogomphus 3
Dubitogomphus 1
Ebegomphus 5
Eogomphus 1
Epigomphus 28
Erpetogomphus 22
Fukienogomphus 3
Gastrogomphus 1
Gomphidia 24
Gomphidictinus 1
Gomphoides 3
Gomphus 51
Hagenius 1
Heliogomphus 21
Hemigomphus 7
Ictinogomphus 16
Idiogomphoides 3
Isomma 2
Labrogomphus 1
Lamelligomphus 12
Lanthus 3
Leptogomphus 22
Lestinogomphus 6
Lindenia 1
Macrogomphus 18
Malgassogomphus 1
Megalogomphus 11
Melanocacus 2
Melligomphus 5
Merogomphus 12
Microgomphus 15
Mitragomphus 1
Neogomphus 3
Nepogomphoides 1
Nepogomphus 3
Neurogomphus 16
Nihonogomphus 18
Notogomphus 20
Nychogomphus 5
Octogomphus 1
Odontogomphus 1
Onychogomphus 45
Ophiogomphus 28
Orientogomphus 5
Paragomphus 43
Perigomphus 1
Perissogomphus 2
Peruviogomphus 3
Phaenandrogomphus 5
Phyllocycla 31
Phyllogomphoides 46
Phyllogomphus 10
Platygomphus 2
Praeviogomphus 1
Progomphus 69
Scalmogomphus 4
Shaogomphus 3
Sieboldius 8
Sinictinogomphus 1
Sinogomphus 10
Stylogomphus 11
Stylurus 30
Tibiagomphus 2
Tragogomphus 5
Trigomphus 13
Zephyrogomphus 2
Zonophora 10
Libellulidae 985
Acisoma 2
Aethiothemis 8
Aethriamanta 6
Agrionoptera 6
Amphithemis 3
Anatya 2
Anectothemis 1
Antidythemis 2
Archaeophlebia 1
Argyrothemis 1
Atoconeura 6
Atratothemis 1
Austrothemis 1
Bironides 4
Boninthemis 1
Brachydiplax 7
Brachygonia 3
Brachymesia 3
Brachythemis 6
Bradinopyga 4
Brechmorhoga 16
Calophlebia 2
Camacinia 3
Cannaphila 3
Celebophlebia 2
Celebothemis 1
Celithemis 8
Chalcostephia 1
Chalybeothemis 3
Congothemis 1
Cratilla 2
Crocothemis 10
Cyanothemis 1
Dasythemis 4
Deielia 1
Diastatops 8
Diplacina 23
Diplacodes 11
Dythemis 7
Edonis 1
Elasmothemis 8
Eleuthemis 1
Elga 2
Epithemis 1
Erythemis 10
Erythrodiplax 58
Fylgia 1
Gynothemis 4
Hadrothemis 8
Hemistigma 3
Huonia 15
Hydrobasileus 3
Hylaeothemis 4
Hypothemis 1
Idiataphe 4
Indothemis 2
Ladona 3
Lanthanusa 5
Lathrecista 1
Leucorrhinia 16
Libellula 27
Lokia 7
Lyriothemis 15
Macrodiplax 2
Macrothemis 43
Malgassophlebia 4
Miathyria 2
Micrathyria 46
Micromacromia 4
Microtrigonia 3
Misagria 4
Nannodiplax 1
Nannophlebia 23
Nannophya 6
Nannophyopsis 2
Nannothemis 1
Neodythemis 11
Nephepeltia 6
Nesciothemis 5
Nesogonia 1
Nesoxenia 2
Neurothemis 13
Nothodiplax 1
Notiothemis 2
Notolibellula 1
Oligoclada 24
Olpogastra 1
Onychothemis 6

Orchithemis

Orionothemis

3

1

Orthemis 23
Orthetrum 60
Oxythemis 1
Pachydiplax 1
Pacificothemis 1
Palaeothemis 1
Palpopleura 7
Paltothemis 3
Pantala 2
Parazyxomma 1
Perithemis 13
Phyllothemis 2
Planiplax 5
Plathemis 2
Pornothemis 2
Porpacithemis 3
Porpax 5
Potamarcha 2
Protorthemis 4
Pseudagrionoptera 1
Pseudoleon 1
Pseudothemis 2
Pseudotramea 1
Raphismia 2
Rhodopygia 5
Rhodothemis 5
Rhyothemis 24
Risiophlebia 2
Scapanea 1
Selysiothemis 1
Sleuthemis 1
Sympetrum 61
Tapeinothemis 1
Tauriphila 5
Tetrathemis 14
Thalassothemis 1
Thermochoria 2
Thermorthemis 2
Tholymis 2
Tramea 21
Trithemis 42
Trithetrum 2
Tyriobapta 3
Uracis 7
Urothemis 9
Viridithemis 1
Ypirangathemis 1
Zenithoptera 4
Zygonoides 4
Zygonychidium 1
Zygonyx 19
Zyxomma 6
Neopetaliidae 1
Neopetalia 1
Petaluridae 11
Petalura 5
Phenes 1
Tachopteryx 1
Tanypteryx 2
Uropetala 2
Synthemistidae 43
Austrosynthemis 1
Choristhemis 2
Eusynthemis 14
Palaeosynthemis 8
Synthemiopsis 1
Synthemis 15
Tonyosynthemis 2
Epiophlebiidae 2
Epiophlebia 2
Amphipterygidae 12
Amphipteryx 4
Devadatta 5
Pentaphlebia 2
Rimanella 1
Calopterygidae 176
Archineura 2
Atrocalopteryx 2
Bryoplathanon 1
Caliphaea 5
Calopteryx 26
Echo 4
Hetaerina 37
Iridictyon 2
Matrona 3
Matronoides 1
Mnais 10
Mnesarete 24
Neurobasis 13
Noguchiphaea 2
Ormenophlebia 4
Phaon 2
Psolodesmus 1
Sapho 6
Umma 11
Vestalaria 5
Vestalis 17
Chlorocyphidae 151
Africocypha 1
Calocypha 1
Chlorocypha 31
Cyrano 2
Disparocypha 1
Heliocypha 2
Indocypha 7
Libellago 26
Melanocypha 1
Pachycypha 1
Platycypha 9
Rhinocypha 63
Rhinoneura 2
Sclerocypha 1
Sundacypha 2
Watuwila 1
Coenagrionidae 1133
Acanthagrion 40
Acanthallagma 3
Aceratobasis 4
Aciagrion 30
Aeolagrion 4
Africallagma 10
Agriocnemis 41
Amorphostigma 2
Amphiagrion 2
Amphiallagma 1

Amphicnemis

30

Andinagrion

Angelagrion

3

2

Anisagrion 4
Antiagrion 4
Apanisagrion 1
Archboldargia 3

Archibasis

Argentagrion

8

2

Argia 113
Argiagrion 1
Argiocnemis 3
Austroagrion 5
Austroallagma 1
Austrocnemis 3
Azuragrion 6
Bedfordia 2
Boninagrion 1
Bromeliagrion 3
Caliagrion 1
Calvertagrion 1
Ceriagrion 48
Chromagrion 1
Coenagriocnemis 4
Coenagrion 41

Cyanallagma

Denticulobasis

7

3

Diceratobasis 2
Dolonagrion 1
Enacantha 1
Enallagma 47
Erythromma 4
Hesperagrion 1
Himalagrion 2
Homeoura 5
Hylaeargia 2
Hylaeonympha 1
Inpabasis 3
Ischnura 69
Leptagrion 16
Leptobasis 8
Leucobasis 1
Megalagrion 26
Melanesobasis 8
Mesamphiagrion 10
Mesoleptobasis 5
Metaleptobasis 17
Millotagrion 1
Minagrion 5
Moroagrion 1
Mortonagrion 12
Nehalennia 6
Neoerythromma 2
Nesobasis 23
Onychargia 2
Oreagrion 5
Oreiallagma 5
Oxyagrion 25
Oxyallagma 1
Pacificagrion 2
Palaiargia 20
Papuagrion 17

Papuargia

Paracercion

1

12

Pericnemis 2
Phoenicagrion 6
Pinheyagrion 1
Plagulibasis 1
Proischnura 3
Protallagma 1
Pseudagrion 144
Pyrrhosoma 4

Rhodischnura

Schistolobos

1

1

Seychellibasis 1
Skiallagma 1
Stenagrion 2
Teinobasis 67
Telagrion 1
Telebasis 57
Tepuibasis 7
Thermagrion 1

Tigriagrion

Vanuatubasis

1

3

Xanthagrion 1
Xanthocnemis 4
Xiphiagrion 2
Zoniagrion 1
Dicteriadidae 2
Dicterias 1
Heliocharis 1
Philogangidae 9
Diphlebia 5
Philoganga 4
Euphaeidae 69
Anisopleura 10
Bayadera 15
Cryptophaea 3
Cyclophaea 1
Dysphaea 6
Epallage 1
Euphaea 30
Heterophaea 2
Schmidtiphaea 1
Hemiphlebiidae 1
Hemiphlebia 1
Isostictidae 45
Austrosticta 3
Cnemisticta 2
Eurysticta 3
Isosticta 7
Labidiosticta 1
Lithosticta 1
Neosticta 3
Oristicta 1
Rhadinosticta 1
Selysioneura 16
Tanymecosticta 6
Titanosticta 1
Lestidae 152
Archilestes 8
Austrolestes 11
Chalcolestes 2
Indolestes 34
Lestes 84
Orolestes 5
Platylestes 4
Sinhalestes 1
Sympecma 3
Lestoideidae 5
Chorismagrion 1
Lestoidea 4
Megapodagrionidae 310
Agriomorpha 1
Allolestes 1
Allopodagrion 3
Amanipodagrion 1
Archaeopodagrion 3
Archargiolestes 3
Argiolestes 52
Arrhenocnemis 2
Austroargiolestes 10
Bornargiolestes 1
Burmargiolestes 3
Caledargiolestes 2
Caledopteryx 2
Celebargiolestes 1
Dimeragrion 5
Griseargiolestes 7
Heteragrion 48
Heteropodagrion 2
Hypolestes 2
Megapodagrion 1
Mesagrion 1
Mesopodagrion 2
Miniargiolestes 1
Nesolestes 17
Neurolestes 1
Oxystigma 4
Paraphlebia 4
Philogenia 36
Philosina 2
Podolestes 8
Podopteryx 2
Priscagrion 2
Protolestes 8
Rhinagrion 8
Rhipidolestes 24
Sciotropis 2
Sinocnemis 2
Tatocnemis 10
Teinopodagrion 24
Thaumatoneura 1
Trineuragrion 1
Perilestidae 19
Nubiolestes 1
Perilestes 7
Perissolestes 11
Platycnemididae 226
Allocnemis 2
Arabicnemis 1
Asthenocnemis 2
Calicnemia 20
Chlorocnemis 14
Coeliccia 62
Copera 9
Cyanocnemis 1
Denticnemis 1
Idiocnemis 19
Indocnemis 1
Leptocnemis 1
Lieftinckia 6
Lochmaeocnemis 1
Mesocnemis 5
Metacnemis 3
Oreocnemis 1
Paracnemis 1
Paramecocnemis 2
Platycnemis 29
Rhyacocnemis 3
Risiocnemis 38
Salomoncnemis 1
Stenocnemis 1
Thaumatagrion 1
Torrenticnemis 1
Platystictidae 217
Drepanosticta 124
Palaemnema 43
Platysticta 3
Protosticta 41
Sinosticta 3
Sulcosticta 3
Polythoridae 59
Chalcopteryx 5
Chalcothore 1
Cora 23
Euthore 8
Miocora 2
Polythore 19
Stenocora 1
Protoneuridae 260
Arabineura 1
Caconeura 5
Disparoneura 4
Drepanoneura 8
Elattoneura 34
Epipleoneura 25
Epipotoneura 2
Esme 3
Forcepsioneura 9
Idioneura 2
Isomecocnemis 2
Junix 1
Lamproneura 1
Melanoneura 1
Microneura 1
Neoneura 29
Nososticta 57
Peristicta 7
Phasmoneura 2
Phylloneura 1
Prodasineura 38
Proneura 1
Protoneura 21
Psaironeura 4
Roppaneura 1
Pseudolestidae 1
Pseudolestes 1
Pseudostigmatidae 19
Anomisma 1
Coryphagrion 1
Mecistogaster 11
Megaloprepus 1
Microstigma 3
Pseudostigma 2
Synlestidae 35
Chlorolestes 8
Ecchlorolestes 2
Episynlestes 3
Megalestes 16
Phylolestes 1
Sinolestes 2
Synlestes 3