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SWAZILAND'S BIODIVERSITY: Swaziland's Dragonflies and Damselflies

Data sources:

Photos to illustrate the checklist provided by Christopher K Willis, G Diedericks, J H Wilkinson, A Manson, Peter Webb, Felicity Grundlingh and Kate Braun, Virtual Museum - Odonata of southern Africa.
Names as per South African Dragonflies (W. Tarboton), February 2013.

UPDATED CHECKLIST: An Adobe pdf version of the checklist as at June 2014 is available here (click to view/download - approx 9 MB).

For detailed information on each species, click on the species name.

 
Coenagrionidae

Sprites
  Africallagma fractum
   Slender Bluet
  Africallagma glaucum
   Swamp Bluet
  Agriocnemis exilis
   Little Wisp
  Azuragrion nigridorsum
   Black-tailed Bluet
Mlawula
  Ceriagrion glabrum
   Common Citril
Mlawula
  Ischnura senegalensis
   African Bluetail
Mlawula
  Pseudagrion acaciae
   Acacia Sprite
Mlawula
  Pseudagrion caffrum
   Springwater Sprite
Malolotja
  Pseudagrion commoniae nigerrimum
   Black Sprite
Mlawula
  Pseudagrion gamblesi
   Gamble's Sprite
Possibly occurring in Swaziland
  Pseudagrion hageni
   Hagen's Sprite
  Pseudagrion hamoni
   Hamon's Sprite
Mlawula
  Pseudagrion kersteni
   Kersten's Sprite
Mlawula
  Pseudagrion massaicum
   Masai Sprite
Mlawula
  Pseudagrion salisburyense
   Salisbury Sprite
  Pseudagrion spernatum natalense
   Natal Sprite
  Pseudagrion sublacteum
   Cherry-eye Sprite
Mlawula

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Odonata, Zygoptera

Damselflies

  Calopterygidae Demoiselles
  Chlorocyphidae Jewels
  Synlestidae Malachites
  Lestidae Spreadwings
  Platycnemididae Stream-damsels
  Protoneuridae Threadtails
  Coenagrionidae Sprites
 
 

Odonata, Anisoptera

Dragonflies

  Aeshnidae Hawkers
  Gomphidae Clubtails
  Corduliidae Cruisers, Emeralds
  Libellulidae Skimmers, Dropwings



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