List of Species Treated

  • Kenneth J. Tennessen


The diversity of Anisoptera in America north of Mexico (herein referred to as North America) is about half that of South America (330 species compared to about 650). Only about 12% of the species are shared by these two large continents. In the seven families represented in North America , the majority (66%) of species belong to two families, the Gomphidae and Libellulidae. Five species are currently unknown in the nymph stage and an additional 43 species are inadequately described or poorly known. A table listing the 330 species is provided, including literature references for each species in which descriptions appeared.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenneth J. Tennessen
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Florida State Collection of ArthropodsGainesvilleUSA
  2. 2.WautomaUSA

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