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ANISOPTERA (dragonflies)

BioImages BioImages (www.bioimages.org.uk) has 175 images of ANISOPTERA (dragonflies)

NBN NBN (data.nbn.org.uk) has the UK distribution map of ANISOPTERA (dragonflies)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Suborder)

Taxon Rank #subtaxa #refs #webs
AESHNIDAE Rambur, 1842 (emperor and hawker dragonflies) Family 6 subtaxa 10 2
CORDULEGASTRIDAE Calvert, 1893 (golden-ringed dragonflies) Family 1 subtaxon    
Cordulegaster boltonii (Donovan, 1807) (Golden-ringed Dragonfly) Species   1  
CORDULIIDAE Selys, 1850 (emerald dragonflies) Family 2 subtaxa    
Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758) (Downy Emerald) Species   4  
Somatochlora metallica (Vander Linden, 1825) (Brilliant Emerald, Brilliant Emerald Dragonfly) Species   1  
LIBELLULIDAE Rambur, 1842 (chaser, darter and skimmer dragonflies) Family 6 subtaxa 8 1

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Larvae and exuviae

Cham, S., 2007 Field Guide to the larvae and exuviae of British Dragonflies - Volume 1:Dragonflies (Anisoptera)

General Works

Heath, J., Harding, P.T. & Chelmick, D.G., 1979 Provisional atlas of the insects of the British Isles. Part 7 Odonata: Dragonflies

ANISOPTERA may also be covered by literature listed under:

BIOTA
(living things)
Eukaryota
(eukaryotes)
ANIMALIA
(animals)
EUMETAZOA
(metazoans)
ARTHROPODA
(arthropods)
HEXAPODA
(insects and other 6-legged organisms)
INSECTA
(true insects)
PTERYGOTA
(bees, beetles, dragonflies, flies, grasshoppers, moths and other winged insects)
ODONATA
(dragonflies and damselflies)
Invertebrates (via Arthropoda)

Feeding and other inter-species relationships

ANISOPTERA is associated with:

There may be taxa associated with Anisoptera listed at higher taxonomic level

INSECTA
(true insects)

Associated with ANISOPTERA:

is predated by bladder Drosera rotundifolia - Round-leaved Sundew (Caryophyllales: Droseraceae) UK/Ireland Rare Darwin, C., 1875 [p2]
wing base (under side), adult (live) live wing base (under side) of adult has blood sucked by adult Forcipomyia paludis - Dragonfly-biting Midge (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) UK/Ireland Telfer, M.G., 2009

Anisoptera may be associated with more taxa listed at higher taxonomic level

ANIMALIA
(animals)
ARTHROPODA
(arthropods)
INSECTA
(true insects)
ODONATA
(dragonflies and damselflies)
Invertebrates (via Arthropoda)

References

Darwin, C., 1875 Insectivorous Plants
Telfer, M.G., 2009 Forcipomyia paludis (Macfie, 1936) (Diptera, Ceratopogonidae) the dragonfly biting midge: first British records since 1936
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