The Families and Genera of Odonata

Last revised 8 December 2018

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

Families are listed in alphabetic order within suborders, first Anisoptera, then Epiophlebioptera, then Zygoptera.

Taxon Species Number
ODONATA 6286
ANISOPTERA 3093
Petaluridae 11

Petalura

Phenes

Tachopteryx

Tanypteryx

Uropetala

5

1

1

2

2

Aeshnidae 480

Acanthaeschna

Adversaeschna

Aeschnophlebia

Aeshna

Afroaeshna

Agyrtacantha

Allopetalia

Amphiaeschna

Anaciaeschna

Anax

Andaeschna

Antipodophlebia

Austroaeschna

Austrogynacantha

Austrophlebia

Basiaeschna

Boyeria

Brachytron

Caliaeschna

Castoraeschna

Cephalaeschna

Coryphaeschna

Dendroaeschna

Dromaeschna

Epiaeschna

Gomphaeschna

Gynacantha

Gynacanthaeschna

Heliaeschna

Indaeschna

Limnetron

Linaeschna

Nasiaeschna

Neuraeschna

Notoaeschna

Oligoaeschna

Oplonaeschna

Oreaeschna

Periaeschna

Petaliaeschna

Pinheyschna

Planaeschna

Plattycantha

Polycanthagyna

Racenaeschna

Remartinia

Rhionaeschna

Sarasaeschna

Spinaeschna

Staurophlebia

Telephlebia

Tetracanthagyna

Triacanthagyna

Zosteraeschna

1

1

3

31

1

5

2

1

9

32

4

1

20

1

2

1

8

1

1

9

26

8

1

2

1

2

95

1

11

2

2

1

1

15

2

19

2

2

11

5

6

29

3

4

1

4

42

18

2

5

6

5

9

3

Austropetaliidae 11

Archipetalia

Austropetalia

Hypopetalia

Phyllopetalia

1

3

1

6

Gomphidae 1013

Acrogomphus

Agriogomphus

Amphigomphus

Anisogomphus

Anomalophlebia

Anormogomphus

Antipodogomphus

Aphylla

Archaeogomphus

Arigomphus

Armagomphus

Asiagomphus

Austroepigomphus

Austrogomphus

Borneogomphus

Brasiliogomphus

Burmagomphus

Cacoides

Ceratogomphus

Cornigomphus

Crenigomphus

Cyanogomphus

Cyclogomphus

Davidioides

Davidius

Desmogomphus

Diaphlebia

Diastatomma

Dromogomphus

Dubitogomphus

Ebegomphus

Eogomphus

Epigomphus

Erpetogomphus

Euthygomphus

Fukienogomphus

Gastrogomphus

Gomphidia

Gomphidictinus

Gomphurus

Gomphoides

Gomphus

Hagenius

Heliogomphus

Hemigomphus
Hylogomphus

Ictinogomphus

Idogomphoides

Isomma

Labrogomphus

Lamelligomphus
Lanthus

Leptogomphus

Lestinogomphus

Libyogomphus

Lindenia

Macrogomphus

Malgassogomphus

Mastigogomphus

Mattigomphus

Megalogomphus

Melanocacus

Melligomphus

Merogomphus

Microgomphus

Neogomphus

Nepogomphoides

Nepogomphus

Neurogomphus

Nihonogomphus

Notogomphus

Nychogomphus

Octogomphus

Odontogomphus

Onychogomphus

Ophiogomphus

Orientogomphus

Paragomphus

Perigomphus

Perissogomphus

Peruviogomphus

Phaenandrogomphus

Phanogomphus

Phyllocycla

Phyllogomphoides

Phyllogomphus

Platygomphus

Praeviogomphus

Progomphus

Scalmogomphus

Shaogomphus

Sieboldius

Sinictinogomphus

Sinogomphus

Stenogomphurus

Stylogomphus

Stylurus

Tibiagomphus

Tragogomphus

Trigomphus

Zephyrogomphus

Zonophora

4

4

3

16

1

3

6

24

7

7

1

27

3

15

1

1

30

1

2

2

6

3

5

1

22

3

3

7

3

1

5

1

31

24

9

3

1

20

3

13

3

9

1

20

7

6

18

3

2

1

14

3

26

10

6

1

18

1

3

2

11

2

6

6

17

3

1

3

14

19

21

7

1

1

42

28

7

51

3

2

3

7

17

31

47

11

2

1

69

4

3

8

1

11

2

14

30

2

3

15

2

10

Neopetaliidae

1

Neopetalia

1

Chlorogomphidae 53

Chlorogomphus

Chloropetalia

Watanabeopetalia

44

5

4

Cordulegastridae 48

Anotogaster

Cordulegaster

Neallogaster

14

28

6

Macromiidae 123

Didymops

Epophthalmia

Macromia

Phyllomacromia

2

7

78

36

Synthemistidae 148

Apocordulia

Archaeophya

Archaeosynthemis

Austrocordulia

Austrophya

Austrosynthemis

Choristhemis

Cordulephya

Eusynthemis

Gomphomacromia

Hesperocordulia

Idionyx

Idomacromia

Lathrocordulia

Lauromacromia

Macromidia

Micromidia

Neocordulia

Neophya

Nesocordulia

Oxygastra

Palaeosynthemis

Parasynthemis

Pseudocordulia

Syncordulia

Synthemiopsis

Synthemis

Tonyosynthemis

1

2

4

3

1

1

2

4

14

4

1

30

3

2

6

10

3

16

1

6

1

12

1

2

4

1

11

2

Corduliidae 165

Aeschnosoma

Antipodochlora

Cordulia

Corduliochlora

Cordulisantosia

Dorocordulia

Epitheca

Guadalca

Helocordulia

Hemicordulia

Heteronaias

Libellulosoma

Metaphya

Navicordulia

Neurocordulia

Paracordulia

Pentathemis

Procordulia

Rialla

Schizocordulia

Somatochlora

Williamsonia

8

1

3

1

3

2

12

1

2

40

1

1

4

12

7

1

1

18

1

1

43

2

Libellulidae 1039

Acisoma

Aethiothemis

Aethriamanta

Agrionoptera

Akrothemis

Amphithemis

Anatya

Antidythemis

Archaeophlebia

Argyrothemis

Atoconeura

Atratothemis

Austrothemis

Bironides

Boninthemis

Brachydiplax

Brachygonia

Brachymesia

Brachythemis

Bradinopyga

Brechmorhoga
Calophlebia

Camacinia
Cannaphila

Carajathemis

Celebophlebia

Celebothemis

Celithemis

Chalcostephia

Chalybeothemis

Cratilla

Crocothemis

Cyanothemis
Dasythemis

Deielia

Diastatops

Diplacina

Diplacodes

Dythemis

Edonis

Elasmothemis

Eleuthemis

Elga

Epithemis

Erythemis
Erythrodiplax

Fylgia

Garrisonia

Gynothemis

Hadrothemis

Hemistigma

Huonia

Hydrobasileus

Hylaeothemis

Hypothemis

Idiataphe

Indothemis

Ladona

Lanthanusa

Lathrecista

Leucorrhinia

Libellula

Lyriothemis

Macrodiplax

Macrothemis

Malgassophlebia

Miathyria

Micrathyria

Micromacromia

Microtrigonia

Misagria

Nannodiplax

Nannophlebia

Nannophya

Nannophyopsis

Nannothemis

Neodythemis

Nephepeltia

Nesciothemis

Nesogonia

Nesoxenia

Neurothemis

Nothodiplax

Notiothemis

Notolibellula

Oligoclada

Olpogastra

Onychothemis

Orchithemis

Orionothemis

Orthemis

Orthetrum

Oxythemis

Pachydiplax

Pacificothemis

Palaeothemis

Palpopleura

Paltothemis

Pantala

Parazyxomma

Perithemis

Phyllothemis

Planiplax

Plathemis

Pornothemis

Porpax

Potamarcha

Protorthemis

Pseudagrionoptera

Pseudoleon

Pseudothemis

Pseudotramea

Raphismia

Rhodopygia

Rhodothemis

Rhyothemis

Risiophlebia

Scapanea

Selysiothemis

Sympetrum

Tapeinothemis

Tauriphila
Tetrathemis

Thalassothemis

Thermochoria

Thermorthemis

Tholymis

Tramea

Trithemis

Trithetrum

Tyriobapta

Uracis

Urothemis

Viridithemis

Ypirangathemis

Zenithoptera

Zygonoides

Zygonychidium

Zygonyx

Zyxomma

6

13

6

9

2

3

2

2

1

1

6

1

1

5

1

7

3

3

6

4

15

2

3

3

1

2

1

8

1

3

2

10

1

4

1

8

27

11

7

1

8

5

2

1

10

60

1

1

4

7

2

15

1

4

1

4

2

3

7

1

14

28

16

2

42

5

2

47

4

5

4

1

26

6

2

1

14

6

5

1

2

17

1

2

1

25

1

6

3

1

28

65

1

1

1

1

7

3

2

1

13

2

5

2

2

6

2

4

1

1

2

1

2

5

5

25

2

1

1

64

1

5

13

1

2

2

2

21

50

2

3

7

10

1

1

4

4

1

23

6

EPIOPHLEBIOPTERA 3
Epiophlebiidae 3
Epiophlebia 3
ZYGOPTERA 3190
Hemiphlebiidae 1
Hemiphlebia 1
Perilestidae 19

Perilestes

Perissolestes

8

11

Synlestidae 38

Chlorolestes

Chorismagrion

Ecchlorolestes

Episynlestes

Megalestes

Nubiolestes

Phylolestes

Sinolestes

Synlestes

7

1

2

3

18

1

1

2

3

Lestidae 153

Archilestes

Austrolestes

Chalcolestes

Indolestes

Lestes

Orolestes

Platylestes

Sinhalestes

Sympecma

9

10

2

36

84

5

3

1

3

Platystictidae 269

Ceylonosticta

Drepanosticta

Indosticta

Palaemnema

Platysticta

Protosticta

Sinosticta

Sulcosticta

Telosticta

Yunnanosticta

22

124

1

43

4

47

4

5

17

2

Amphipterygidae 5
Amphipteryx 5
Argiolestidae 116

Allolestes

Archargiolestes

Argiolestes

Austroargiolestes

Caledargiolestes

Caledopteryx

Celebargiolestes

Eoargiolestes

Griseoargiolestes

Luzonargiolestes

Metagrion

Miniargiolestes

Nesolestes

Neurolestes

Podolestes

Podopteryx

Pyrrhargiolestes

Solomonargiolestes

Trineuragrion

Wahnesia

1

3

13

10

2

2

4

1

7

2

18

1

16

2

8

3

7

2

1

13

Calopterygidae 182

Archineura

Atrocalopteryx

Bryoplathanon

Caliphaea

Calopteryx

Echo

Hetaerina

Iridictyon

Matrona

Matronoides

Mnais
Mnesarete

Neurobasis

Noguciphaea

Ormenophlebia

Phaon

Psolodesmus

Sapho

Umma

Vestalaria

Vestalis

3

8

1

5

16

5

38

2

9

1

9

24

13

2

4

3

2

7

9

5

16

Chlorochyphidae 157

Africocypha

Aristocypha

Calocypha

Chlorocypha

Cyrano

Disparocypha

Heliocypha

Heterocypha

Indocypha

Libellago

Melanocypha

Pachycypha

Paracypha

Platycypha

Rhinocypha

Rhinoneura

Sclerocypha

Stenocypha

Sundacypha

Watuwila

3

12

1

28

2

1

9

1

7

25

1

1

1

14

40

2

1

5

2

1

Devadattidae 13
Devadatta 13
Dicteriadidae 2

Dicterias

Heliocharis

1

1

Euphaeidae 77

Anisopleura

Bayadera

Cryptophaea

Cyclophaea

Dysphaea

Epallage

Euphaea

Heterophaea

Schmidtiphaea

11

17

3

1

9

1

32

1

2

Heteragrionidae 57

Heteragrion

Oxystigma

54

3

Hypolestidae 3
Hypolestes 3
Lestoideidae 9

Diphlebia

Lestoidea

5

4

Megapodagrionidae 29

Allopodagrion

Megapodagrion

Teinopodagrion

3

1

25

Pentaphlebiidae 3
Pentaphlebia 3
Philogangidae 4
Philoganga 4
Philogeniidae 41

Archaeopodagrion

Philogenia

4

37

Philosinidae 12

Philosina

Rhinagrion

2

10

Polythoridae 59

Chalcopteryx

Chalcothore

Cora

Euthore
Miocora

Polythore
Stenocora

5

1

7

14

10

21

1

Pseudolestidae 1
Pseudolestes 1
Rimanellidae 1
Rimanella 1
Thaumatoneuridae 5

Paraphlebia

Thaumatoneura

4

1

INCERTAE SEDIS 1

71

Agriomorpha

Bornargiolestes

Burmargiolestes

Rhipidolestes

2

3

2

25

INCERTAE SEDIS 2

1

Amanipodagrion

1

INCERTAE SEDIS 3

6

Dimeragrion

Heteropodagrion

Mesagrion

5

5

1

INCERTAE SEDIS 4

2

Mesopodagrion

2

INCERTAE SEDIS 5

5

Priscagrion

Sinocnemis

2

3

INCERTAE SEDIS 6 8
Protolestes 8
INCERTAE SEDIS 7 10
Tatocnemis 10
INCERTAE SEDIS 8 2
Sciotropis 2
ISOSTICTIDAE 47

Austrosticta

Cnemisticta

Eurysticta

Isosticta

Labidiosticta

Lithosticta

Neosticta

Oristicta

Rhadinosticta

Selysioneura

Tanymecosticta

Titanosticta

3

2

4

6

1

1

3

2

2

16

6

1

PLATYCNEMIDIDAE 464

Allocnemis

Arabicnemis

Arabineura

Archboldargia

Arrhenocnemis

Asthenocnemis

Caconeura

Calicnemia

Coeliccia

Copera

Cyanocnemis

Disparoneura

Elattoneura

Esme

Hylaeargia

Idiocnemis

Igneocnemis

Indocnemis

Lieftinckia

Lochmaeocnemis

Macrocnemis

Matticnemis

Melanoneura

Mesocnemis

Metacnemis

Nosostica

Onychargia

Palaiargia

Papuargia

Paracnemis

Paramecocnemis

Phylloneura

Platycnemis

Prodasineura

Proplatycnemis

Pseudocopera

Rhyacocnemis

Risiocnemis

Salomoncnemis

Spesbona

Stenochemis

Torrenticnemis

18

1

1

3

3

2

5

24

71

10

1

3

44

3

5

21

20

2

7

1

1

1

1

5

1

82

2

26

2

2

5

1

13

37

11

4

3

18

1

1

1

1

COENAGRIONIDAE 1352

Acanthagrion

Acanthallagma

Aceratobasis

Aciagrion

Aeolagrion

Africallagma

Agriocnemis

Amazoneura

Amphiagrion

Amphiallagma

Amphicnemis

Andinagrion

Angelagrion
Anisagrion

Anomisma

Antiagrion

Apanisagrion

Archibasis

Argentagrion

Argia

Argiocnemis

Austroagrion

Austroallagma

Austrocnemis

Austrocoenagrion

Austrotepuibasis

Azuragrion

Bromelagrion

Caliagrion

Calvertagrion

Ceriagrion

Chromagrion

Coenagriocnemis

Coenagrion

Coryphagrion

Cyanallagma

Denticulobasis

Diceratobasis

Dolonagrion

Drepanoneura

Enacantha

Enallagma

Epipleoneura

Epipotoneura

Erythromma

Fluminagrion
Forcepsioneura

Franciscagrion

Franciscobasis

Hesperagrion

Himalagrion

Hivaagrion

Homeoura

Huosoma

Hylaeonympha

Idioneura

Inpabasis

Ischnura

Junix

Lamproneura

Leptagrion

Leptobasis

Leptocnemis

Leucobasis

Luzonobasis

Mecistogaster

Megalagrion

Megaloprepus

Melanesobasis

Mesamphiagrion

Mesoleptobasis

Metaleptobasis

Microstigma

Millotagrion

Minagrion

Mortonagrion

Nehalennia

Neoerythromma

Neoneura

Nesobasis

Oreiallagma

Oreocnemis

Oxyagrion

Oxyallagma

Pacificagrion

Pandanobasis

Papuagrion

Paracercion

Pericnemis

Peristicta

Phasmoneura

Phoenicagrion

Pinheyagrion

Plagulibasis

Platystigma

Proischnura

Proneura

Protallagma

Protoneura

Psaironeura

Pseudagrion

Pseudostigma

Pyrrhosoma

Rhodischnura

Roppaneura

Sangabasis

Schistolobos

Stenagrion

Teinobasis

Telagrion
Telebasis

Tepuibasis

Thumatagrion

Tigriagrion

Tuberculobasis

Tukanobasis

Vanuatubasis

Xanthagrion

Xanthocnemis

Xiphiagrion

Zoniagrion

44

3

4

28

4

12

43

3

2

1

21

3

2

4

1

4

1

9

2

137

3

5

1

3

1

3

6

3

1

5

51

1

4

29

1

7

3

2

1

8

1

47

28

2

3

1

8

2

2

1

1

2

5

2

1

2

4

72

1

1

18

9

1

1

1

6

26

1

8

14

5

31

3

1

6

16

6

2

29

22

5

1

27

2

2

4

28

12

9

8

2

7

1

1

8

3

1

2

22

5

155

2

2

1

1

12

1

2

78

1

58

7

1

1

12

1

3

1

2

2

1