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Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies)

Wikipedia Abstract

Odonata is an order of carnivorous insects, encompassing the dragonflies (Anisoptera) and the damselflies (Zygoptera). The Odonata form a clade, which has existed since the Triassic. Dragonflies are generally larger, and perch with their wings held out to the sides; damselflies have slender bodies, and hold their wings over the body at rest.
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Family

Aeshnidae (hawkers) (453)   (7)
Amphipterygidae (10)   (1)
Austropetaliidae (11)   (1)
Calopterygidae (broad-winged damselflies) (186)   (8)
Chlorocyphidae (Damselfly) (147)   (11)
Coenagrionidae (1,144)   (20)
Cordulegastridae (Spiketails) (92)   (3)
Corduliidae (377)   (9)
Dicteriadidae (2)
Epiophlebiidae (Damselfly) (2)
Euphaeidae (Gossamerwings) (70)   (2)
Gomphidae (clubtail dragonflies) (964)   (29)
Hemiphlebiidae (1)   (1)
Isostictidae (46)
Lestidae (Spreadwings) (151)   (3)
Lestoideidae (13)   (1)
Libellulidae (1,031)   (18)
Megapodagrionidae (flatwings) (310)   (10)
Neopetaliidae (1)
Perilestidae (Shortwings) (19)   (1)
Petaluridae (10)   (1)
Platycnemididae (220)   (8)
Platystictidae (shadowdamsels) (224)   (17)
Polythoridae (57)
Protoneuridae (threadtails) (273)   (9)
Pseudolestidae (1)
Pseudostigmatidae (18)   (1)
Synlestidae (sylphs) (38)   (2)
Synthemistidae (tigertails) (43)

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