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The Families and Genera of Odonata

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

Families are listed in alphabetic order, first Anisoptera, then Anisozygoptera, then Zygoptera.

Taxon

# Species

Odonata 5574
Anisoptera 2874
Anisozygoptera 2
Zygoptera 2698
Aeshnidae 433
Acanthaeschna 1
Adversaeschna 1
Aeschnophlebia 4
Aeshna 42
Agyrtacantha 4
Allopetalia 2
Amphiaeschna 1
Anaciaeschna 10
Anax 32
Andaeschna 4
Antipodophlebia 1
Austroaeschna 20
Austrogynacantha 1
Austrophlebia 2
Basiaeschna 1
Boyeria 6
Brachytron 1
Caliaeschna 1
Castoraeschna 8
Cephalaeschna 13
Coryphaeschna 8
Dendroaeschna 1
Epiaeschna 1
Gomphaeschna 2
Gynacantha 86
Gynacanthaeschna 1
Heliaeschna 16
Hemianax 1
Indaeschna 2
Limnetron 2
Linaeschna 1
Nasiaeschna 1
Neuraeschna 15
Notoaeschna 2
Oligoaeschna 30
Oplonaeschna 2
Oreaeschna 2
Periaeschna 8
Petaliaeschna 5
Planaeschna 12
Plattycantha 3
Polycanthagyna 4
Racenaeschna 1
Remartinia 4
Rhionaeschna 39
Sarasaeschna 1
Spinaeschna 2
Staurophlebia 5
Subaeschna 1
Telephlebia 6
Tetracanthagyna 5
Triacanthagyna 9
Austropetaliidae 15
Archipetalia 1
Austropetalia 3
Eurypetalia 2
Hypopetalia 1
Ophiopetalia 4
Phyllopetalia 2
Rheopetalia 2
Chlorogomphidae 46
Chlorogomphus 32
Chloropetalia 6
Sinurogomphus 8
Cordulegastridae 49
Anotogaster 11
Cordulegaster 24
Neallogaster 7
Sonjagaster 7
Corduliidae 359
Aeschnosoma 5
Antipodochlora 1
Apocordulia 1
Archaeophya 2
Austrocordulia 3
Austrophya 1
Cordulephya 4
Cordulia 3
Didymops 2
Dorocordulia 2
Epitheca 12
Epophthalmia 6
Gomphomacromia 5
Guadalca 1
Helocordulia 2
Hemicordulia 35
Hesperocordulia 1
Heteronaias 1
Idionyx 27
Idomacromia 2
Lathrocordulia 2
Lauromacromia 3
Libellulosoma 1
Macromia 75
Macromidia 11
Metaphya 4
Micromidia 3
Navicordulia 10
Neocordulia 9
Neophya 1
Nesocordulia 6
Neurocordulia 7
Oxygastra 1
Paracordulia 1
Pentathemis 1
Phyllomacromia 39
Procordulia 16
Pseudocordulia 2
Rialla 1
Santosia 3
Somatochlora 43
Syncordulia 2
Williamsonia 2
Gomphidae 951
Acrogomphus 7
Agriogomphus 4
Amphigomphus 3
Anisogomphus 19
Anomalophlebia 1
Anormogomphus 3
Antipodogomphus 6
Aphylla 24
Archaeogomphus 7
Arigomphus 7
Armagomphus 1
Asiagomphus 20
Austrogomphus 20
Brasiliogomphus 1
Burmagomphus 23
Cacoides 1
Ceratogomphus 2
Cinitogomphus 1
Cornigomphus 1
Crenigomphus 5
Cyanogomphus 7
Cyclogomphus 5
Davidioides 1
Davidius 22
Desmogomphus 2
Diaphlebia 2
Diastatomma 7
Dromogomphus 3
Dubitogomphus 1
Eogomphus 1
Epigomphus 28
Erpetogomphus 22
Fukienogomphus 3
Gastrogomphus 1
Gomphidia 24
Gomphoides 3
Gomphus 51
Hagenius 1
Heliogomphus 20
Hemigomphus 7
Ictinogomphus 16
Idiogomphoides 3
Isomma 1
Labrogomphus 1
Lamelligomphus 12
Lanthus 3
Leptogomphus 22
Lestinogomphus 4
Lindenia 1
Macrogomphus 18
Malgassogomphus 1
Megalogomphus 11
Melanocacus 2
Melligomphus 5
Merogomphus 12
Microgomphus 17
Mitragomphus 1
Neogomphus 3
Nepogomphoides 1
Nepogomphus 3
Neurogomphus 10
Nihonogomphus 19
Notogomphus 19
Nychogomphus 4
Octogomphus 1
Odontogomphus 2
Onychogomphus 46
Ophiogomphus 29
Orientogomphus 4
Paragomphus 44
Perigomphus 1
Perissogomphus 1
Peruviogomphus 2
Phaenandrogomphus 6
Phyllocycla 31
Phyllogomphoides 46
Phyllogomphus 18
Platygomphus 2
Praeviogomphus 1
Progomphus 67
Scalmogomphus 2
Shaogomphus 3
Sieboldius 8
Sinictinogomphus 1
Sinogomphus 10
Stylogomphus 11
Stylurus 30
Tibiagomphus 2
Tragogomphus 5
Trigomphus 12
Zonophora 10
Libellulidae 966
Acisoma 2
Aethiothemis 9
Aethriamanta 6
Agrionoptera 6
Allorrhizucha 3
Amphithemis 3
Anatya 2
Anectothemis 1
Antidythemis 2
Archaeophlebia 1
Argyrothemis 1
Atoconeura 2
Austrothemis 1
Bironides 4
Boninthemis 1
Brachydiplax 7
Brachygonia 3
Brachymesia 3
Brachythemis 5
Bradinopyga 4
Brechmorhoga 14
Calophlebia 2
Camacinia 3
Cannaphila 3
Celebophlebia 2
Celebothemis 1
Celithemis 8
Chalcostephia 1
Chalybeothemis 1
Congothemis 1
Cratilla 2
Crocothemis 10
Cyanothemis 1
Dasythemis 4
Deielia 1
Diastatops 8
Diplacina 23
Diplacodes 9
Dythemis 7
Edonis 1
Elasmothemis 6
Eleuthemis 1
Elga 2
Eothemis 1
Epithemis 1
Erythemis 10
Erythrodiplax 58
Fylgia 1
Gynothemis 5
Hadrothemis 8
Hemistigma 3
Huonia 15
Hydrobasileus 3
Hylaeothemis 4
Hypothemis 1
Idiataphe 4
Indothemis 2
Ladona 3
Lanthanusa 5
Lathrecista 2
Leucorrhinia 16
Libellula 27
Lokia 7
Lyriothemis 14
Macrodiplax 2
Macrothemis 39
Malgassophlebia 5
Mesumbethemis 1
Miathyria 2
Micrathyria 46
Micromacromia 3
Microtrigonia 3
Misagria 4
Monardithemis 1
Nannodiplax 1
Nannophlebia 23
Nannophya 6
Nannophyopsis 2
Nannothemis 1
Neodythemis 8
Nephepeltia 6
Nesciothemis 5
Nesogonia 1
Nesoxenia 2
Neurothemis 13
Nothodiplax 1
Notiothemis 2
Notolibellula 1
Oligoclada 22
Olpogastra 4
Onychothemis 5
Orchithemis 3
Orthemis 18
Orthetrum 60
Oxythemis 1
Pachydiplax 1
Pacificothemis 1
Palaeothemis 1
Palpopleura 6
Paltothemis 3
Pantala 2
Parazyxomma 1
Perithemis 12
Philonomon 1
Phyllothemis 2
Planiplax 5
Plathemis 2
Pornothemis 2
Porpacithemis 3
Porpax 4
Potamarcha 2
Protorthemis 4
Pseudagrionoptera 1
Pseudoleon 1
Pseudothemis 2
Pseudotramea 1
Raphismia 2
Rhodopygia 5
Rhodothemis 5
Rhyothemis 24
Risiophlebia 2
Scapanea 2
Selysiothemis 1
Sleuthemis 1
Sympetrum 64
Tapeinothemis 1
Tauriphila 5
Tetrathemis 17
Thalassothemis 1
Thermochoria 2
Thermorthemis 2
Tholymis 2
Tramea 22
Trithemis 41
Tyriobapta 3
Uracis 7
Urothemis 9
Viridithemis 1
Ypirangathemis 1
Zenithoptera 4
Zygonychidium 1
Zygonyx 20
Zyxomma 6
Neopetaliidae 1
Neopetalia 1
Petaluridae 11
Petalura 5
Phenes 1
Tachopteryx 1
Tanypteryx 2
Uropetala 2
Synthemistidae 43
Austrosynthemis 1
Choristhemis 2
Eusynthemis 14
Palaeosynthemis 8
Synthemiopsis 1
Synthemis 15
Tonyosynthemis 2
Epiophlebiidae 2
Epiophlebia 2
Amphipterygidae 9
Amphipteryx 2
Devadatta 4
Pentaphlebia 2
Rimanella 1
Calopterygidae 160
Archineura 2
Caliphaea 4
Calopteryx 29
Echo 4
Hetaerina 37
Iridictyon 2
Matrona 2
Mnais 9
Mnesarete 22
Neurobasis 11
Noguchiphaea 1
Phaon 2
Psolodesmus 1
Sapho 6
Umma 11
Vestalis 17
Chlorocyphidae 140
Africocypha 1
Calocypha 1
Chlorocypha 31
Cyrano 2
Disparocypha 1
Indocypha 4
Libellago 23
Melanocypha 1
Pachycypha 1
Platycypha 8
Rhinocypha 62
Rhinoneura 2
Sclerocypha 1
Sundacypha 2
Watuwila 1
Coenagrionidae 1070
Acanthagrion 40
Acanthallagma 3
Aciagrion 27
Aeolagrion 7
Africallagma 9
Agriocnemis 42
Amorphostigma 2
Amphiagrion 2
Amphiallagma 1
Amphicnemis 26
Andinagrion 2
Anisagrion 4
Antiagrion 4
Apanisagrion 1
Archboldargia 2
Archibasis 8
Argia 112
Argiagrion 1
Argiocnemis 4
Austroagrion 4
Austroallagma 1
Austrocnemis 3
Azuragrion 6
Bedfordia 2
Boninagrion 1
Caliagrion 1
Calvertagrion 1
Cercion 11
Ceriagrion 49
Chromagrion 1
Chrysobasis 2
Coenagriocnemis 4
Coenagrion 42
Cyanallagma 15
Diceratobasis 2
Enacantha 1
Enallagma 46
Erythromma 3
Helveciagrion 3
Hesperagrion 1
Himalagrion 2
Homeoura 5
Hylaeargia 2
Hylaeonympha 1
Inpabasis 3
Ischnura 70
Leptagrion 22
Leptobasis 8
Leucobasis 1
Megalagrion 26
Melanesobasis 8
Mesamphiagrion 1
Mesoleptobasis 3
Metaleptobasis 16
Millotagrion 1
Minagrion 5
Moroagrion 1
Mortonagrion 12
Nehalennia 6
Neoerythromma 2
Nesobasis 25
Onychargia 2
Oreagrion 5
Oxyagrion 23
Oxyallagma 1
Pacificagrion 2
Palaiargia 20
Papuagrion 14
Papuargia 1
Pericnemis 2
Pinheyagrion 1
Plagulibasis 1
Proischnura 3
Protallagma 1
Pseudagrion 144
Pyrrhosoma 3
Rhodischnura 1
Seychellibasis 2
Skiallagma 1
Stenagrion 2
Teinobasis 64
Telagrion 8
Telebasis 43
Thermagrion 1
Tigriagrion 1
Xanthagrion 1
Xanthocnemis 4
Xiphiagrion 2
Zoniagrion 1
Dicteriadidae 2
Dicterias 1
Heliocharis 1
Diphlebiidae 9
Diphlebia 5
Philoganga 4
Euphaeidae 69
Anisopleura 10
Bayadera 14
Cryptophaea 3
Cyclophaea 1
Dysphaea 6
Epallage 1
Euphaea 31
Heterophaea 2
Schmidtiphaea 1
Hemiphlebiidae 1
Hemiphlebia 1
Isostictidae 45
Austrosticta 3
Cnemisticta 2
Eurysticta 3
Isosticta 7
Labidiosticta 1
Lithosticta 1
Neosticta 3
Oristicta 1
Rhadinosticta 1
Selysioneura 16
Tanymecosticta 6
Titanosticta 1
Lestidae 154
Archilestes 8
Austrolestes 11
Chalcolestes 2
Indolestes 33
Lestes 85
Orolestes 5
Platylestes 6
Sinhalestes 1
Sympecma 3
Lestoideidae 4
Lestoidea 4
Megapodagrionidae 277
Agriomorpha 1
Allolestes 1
Allopodagrion 3
Amanipodagrion 1
Archiargiolestes 3
Archaeopodagrion 2
Argiolestes 37
Arrhenocnemis 2
Austroargiolestes 10
Bornargiolestes 1
Burmargiolestes 3
Caledargiolestes 2
Caledopteryx 2
Calilestes 1
Celebargiolestes 1
Dimeragrion 4
Griseargiolestes 7
Heteragrion 41
Heteropodagrion 2
Hypolestes 2
Lestomima 1
Megapodagrion 1
Mesagrion 1
Mesopodagrion 1
Miniargiolestes 1
Nesolestes 17
Neuragrion 1
Neurolestes 1
Oxystigma 4
Paraphlebia 4
Philogenia 35
Philosina 2
Podolestes 8
Podopteryx 2
Priscagrion 2
Protolestes 8
Rhinagrion 7
Rhipidolestes 18
Sciotropis 2
Tatocnemis 10
Teinopodagrion 24
Trineuragrion 1
Perilestidae 20
Nubiolestes 1
Perilestes 7
Perissolestes 12
Platycnemididae 205
Allocnemis 2
Arabicnemis 1
Asthenocnemis 1
Calicnemia 16
Coeliccia 59
Copera 9
Cyanocnemis 1
Denticnemis 1
Idiocnemis 19
Indocnemis 1
Leptocnemis 1
Lieftinckia 6
Lochmaeocnemis 1
Mesocnemis 4
Metacnemis 3
Oreocnemis 1
Paracnemis 1
Paramecocnemis 2
Platycnemis 32
Rhyacocnemis 2
Risiocnemis 36
Salomoncnemis 1
Sinocnemis 2
Stenocnemis 1
Thaumatagrion 1
Torrenticnemis 1
Platystictidae 173
Drepanosticta 91
Palaemnema 42
Platysticta 3
Protosticta 35
Sinosticta 2
Polythoridae 58
Chalcopteryx 4
Chalcothore 1
Cora 22
Euthore 8
Kalocora 1
Miocora 2
Polythore 19
Stenocora 1
Protoneuridae 247
Arabineura 1
Caconeura 5
Chlorocnemis 12
Disparoneura 4
Elattoneura 33
Epipleoneura 24
Epipotoneura 1
Esme 3
Forcepsioneura 7
Idioneura 1
Isomecocnemis 3
Junix 1
Lamproneura 1
Melanoneura 1
Microneura 1
Neoneura 25
Nososticta 54
Peristicta 5
Phasmoneura 2
Phylloneura 1
Prodasineura 36
Proneura 1
Protoneura 20
Psaironeura 4
Roppaneura 1
Pseudolestidae 1
Pseudolestes 1
Pseudostigmatidae 19
Anomisma 1
Coryphagrion 1
Mecistogaster 11
Megaloprepus 1
Microstigma 3
Pseudostigma 2
Synlestidae 34
Chlorolestes 8
Chorismagrion 1
Ecchlorolestes 2
Episynlestes 3
Megalestes 14
Phylolestes 1
Sinolestes 2
Synlestes 3
Thaumatoneuridae 1
Thaumatoneura 1