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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: 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 family Libellulidae. They are commonly known as Cascaders.

The genus contains the following species:[1]

* 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[2]
* Zygonyx luctifera Selys, 1869
* Zygonyx natalensis (Martin, 1900) - Blue Cascader, Powdered Cascader,[3] Scuffed Cascader[4]
* 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[5]
* Zygonyx viridescens (Martin, 1900)


References

1. ^ 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.
2. ^ "Emerald Cascader". Hong Kong Biodiversity Online. http://www.afcd.gov.hk/english/conservation/hkbiodiversity/database/popup_record.asp?id=829&lang=en. Retrieved 11 October 2010.
3. ^ Clausnitzer, V., Suhling, F. & Dijkstra, K.-D.B. (2009) Zygonyx natalensis In: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.3. www.iucnredlist.org Downloaded on 11 October 2010.
4. ^ Samways, Michael J. (2008). Dragonflies and Damselflies of South Africa. Pensoft. ISBN 954-642-330-0.
5. ^ Clausnitzer, V. (2006) Zygonyx torridus In: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.3. www.iucnredlist.org Downloaded on 11 October 2010.

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