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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).

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Odonata, Zygoptera

Damselflies

  Calopterygidae Demoiselles (1 species)
  Chlorocyphidae Jewels (1 species)
  Synlestidae Malachites (2 species)
  Lestidae Spreadwings (4 species)
  Platycnemididae Stream-damsels (2 species)
  Protoneuridae Threadtails (1 species)
  Coenagrionidae Sprites (17 species)
 
 

Odonata, Anisoptera

Dragonflies

  Aeshnidae Hawkers (5 species)
  Gomphidae Clubtails (10 species)
  Corduliidae Cruisers, Emeralds (2 species)
  Libellulidae Skimmers, Dropwings (38 species)
 
(83 species recorded or possibly found in Swaziland.)
 



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