Insects, Fine Art Prints

- Art Gallery -

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Cladus: Odonatoptera
Cladus: Holodonata
Ordo: Odonata
Subordo: Epiprocta
Infraordo: Anisoptera
Superfamilia: Libelluloidea

Familia: Libellulidae
Subfamilia: Zygonychinae
Genus: Zygonyx
Species: Z. asahinai – Z. elisabethae – Z. eusebia – Z. fallax – Z. flavicosta – Z. hova – Z. ida – Z. ikomae – Z. ilia – Z. immaculata – Z. iris – Z. luctifera – Z. natalensis – Z. pretentiosa – Z. ranavalonae – Z. regisalberti – Z. speciosa – Z. takasago – Z. torrida – Z. viridescens
Name
Zygonyx Hagen, 1867

Zygonyx is a genus of dragonflies in the family Libellulidae. They are commonly known as cascaders because of their preference for living beside waterfalls and flying through the spray. They lay their eggs into the wet dangling roots of plants.[1]
Species

The genus contains the following species:[2]

Zygonyx asahinai Matsuki & Saito, 1995
Zygonyx elisabethae Lieftinck, 1963
Zygonyx eusebia (Ris, 1912)
Zygonyx fallax (Schouteden, 1934)
Zygonyx flavicosta (Sjöstedt, 1900)
Zygonyx hova (Rambur, 1842)
Zygonyx ida Hagen, 1867
Zygonyx ilia Ris, 1912
Zygonyx immaculata Fraser, 1933
Zygonyx iris Selys, 1869 - Emerald Cascader[3]
Zygonyx luctifera Selys, 1869
Zygonyx natalensis (Martin, 1900) - Blue Cascader, Powdered Cascader,[4] Scuffed Cascader[5]
Zygonyx pretentiosa Fraser, 1957
Zygonyx ranavalonae Fraser, 1949
Zygonyx regisalberti (Schouteden, 1934)
Zygonyx speciosa (Karsch, 1891)
Zygonyx takasago Asahina, 1966
Zygonyx torridus (Kirby, 1889) - Ringed Cascader[6]
Zygonyx viridescens (Martin, 1900)

References

Silsby, Jill (2001). Dragonflies of the World. Csiro Publishing. p. 15. ISBN 978-0-643-10249-1.
Martin Schorr; Dennis Paulson. "World Odonata List". University of Puget Sound. Retrieved 12 Oct 2018.
"Emerald Cascader". Hong Kong Biodiversity Online. Retrieved 11 October 2010.
Clausnitzer, V.; Suhling, F.; Dijkstra, K.-D.B. (2016). "Zygonyx natalensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T60076A86825854. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T60076A86825854.en. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
Samways, Michael J. (2008). Dragonflies and Damselflies of South Africa. Pensoft. ISBN 978-954-642-330-6.
Dow, R.A.; Boudot, J.-P.; Clausnitzer, V.; Suhling, F.; Ferreira, S.; Dijkstra, K.-D.B.; Schneider, W.; Samraoui, B. (2016). "Zygonyx torridus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T60078A83877723. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T60078A83877723.en. Retrieved 12 November 2021.

Insects Images

Biology Encyclopedia

Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/"
All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

Home - Hellenica World