Acanthagrion

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Subclassis: Pterygota
Division: Palaeoptera
Ordo: Odonata
Subordo: Zygoptera
Superfamilia: Coenagrionoidea
Familia: Coenagrionidae
Subfamilia: Ischnurinae
Genus: Acanthagrion
Species: A. ablutum - A. abunae - A. adustum - A. aepiolum - A. amazonicum - A. apicale - A. ascendens - A. chacoense - A. chararum - A. cuyabae - A. dichrostigma - A. floridense - A. fluviatile - A. gracile - A. hartei - A. hermosae - A. hildegarde - A. imeriense - A. indefensum - A. inexpectum - A. jessei - A. kennedii - A. lancea - A. latapistylum - A. longispinosum - A. luteum - A. minutum - A. obsoletum - A. peruanum - A. peruvianum - A. phallicorne - A. quadratum - A. rubrifrons - A. speculum - A. taxaense - A. temporale - A. tepuiense - A. trilobatum - A. truncatum - A. vidua - A. viridescens - A. williamsoni - A. yungarum

Name

Acanthagrion Selys, 1876

References

* Garrison, R.W., 1985: Acanthagrion speculum, a new damselfly from Costa Rica (Zygoptera: Coenagrionidae). Odonatologica 14(l): 37-44

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Acanthagrion is a genus of damselflies. It is the dominant genus of damselfly at ponds and lakes in the Neotropics but A. quadratum is the only one found in North America.[1] The are commonly known as Wedgetails because of the raised tip of the abdomen.

The genus contains the following species:[2]

* Acanthagrion abunae Leonard, 1977
* Acanthagrion adustum Williamson, 1916
* Acanthagrion aepiolum Tennessen, 2004
* Acanthagrion amazonicum Sjöstedt, 1918
* Acanthagrion apicale Selys, 1876
* Acanthagrion ascendens Calvert, 1909
* Acanthagrion chacoense Calvert, 1909
* Acanthagrion chararum Calvert, 1909
* Acanthagrion cuyabae Calvert, 1909
* Acanthagrion dichrostigma De Marmels, 1985
* Acanthagrion egleri Santos, 1961
* Acanthagrion floridense Fraser, 1946
* Acanthagrion fluviatile (De Marmels, 1984)
* Acanthagrion gracile (Rambur, 1842)
* Acanthagrion hartei Muzón & Lozano, 2005
* Acanthagrion hildegarda Gloger, 1967
* Acanthagrion indefensum Williamson, 1916
* Acanthagrion inexpectum Leonard, 1977
* Acanthagrion jessei Leonard, 1977
* Acanthagrion kennedii Williamson, 1916
* Acanthagrion lancea Selys, 1876
* Acanthagrion latapistylum Calvert, 1902
* Acanthagrion longispinosum Leonard, 1977
* Acanthagrion minutum Leonard, 1977
* Acanthagrion obsoletum (Förster, 1914)
* Acanthagrion peruanum Schmidt, 1942
* Acanthagrion peruvianum Leonard, 1977
* Acanthagrion phallicorne Leonard, 1977
* Acanthagrion quadratum Selys, 1876 - Mexican Wedgetail[3]
* Acanthagrion rubrifrons Leonard, 1977
* Acanthagrion speculum Garrison, 1985
* Acanthagrion taxaense Santos, 1965
* Acanthagrion temporale Selys, 1876
* Acanthagrion tepuiense De Marmels, 1985
* Acanthagrion trilobatum Leonard, 1977
* Acanthagrion truncatum Selys, 1876
* Acanthagrion vidua Selys, 1876
* Acanthagrion viridescens Leonard, 1977
* Acanthagrion williamsoni Leonard, 1977
* Acanthagrion yungarum Ris, 1918

References

1. ^ Paulson, Dennis R. (2009). Dragonflies and Damselflies of the West. Princeton University Press. ISBN 0691122814.
2. ^ Martin Schorr, Martin Lindeboom, Dennis Paulson. "World Odonata List". University of Puget Sound. http://www.pugetsound.edu/academics/academic-resources/slater-museum/biodiversity-resources/dragonflies/world-odonata-list/. Retrieved 11 August 2010.
3. ^ "North American Odonata". University of Puget Sound. 2009. http://www.pugetsound.edu/academics/academic-resources/slater-museum/biodiversity-resources/dragonflies/north-american-odonata/. Retrieved 5 August 2010.

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