Brachythemis

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Groundlings
Brachythemis contaminata female (1), Burdwan, West Bengal, India 04 10 2012.JPG
Ditch Jewel Brachythemis contaminata female
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Brachythemis
Brauer, 1868

Brachythemis is a genus of dragonfly in family Libellulidae. They are commonly known as Groundlings.

The genus contains the following species:[1]

Banded Groundlings[edit]

B. impartita

The Banded Groundling is one of Africa's most familiar and abundant dragonflies. It has only recently been identified as being two separate species, B. leucosticta and the new taxon B. impartita.[8]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Martin Schorr, Martin Lindeboom, Dennis Paulson. "World Odonata List". University of Puget Sound. Retrieved 11 August 2010. 
  2. ^ Subramanian, K. A. (2005). Dragonflies and Damselflies of Peninsular India. 
  3. ^ Boudot, J.-P. (2006). "Brachythemis fuscopalliata". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 8 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "Checklist, English common names". DragonflyPix.com. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 
  5. ^ Clausnitzer, V., Suhling, F. & Dijkstra, K.-D.B. (2009). "Brachythemis lacustris". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 8 October 2010. 
  6. ^ Suhling, F. & Clausnitzer, V. (2008). "Brachythemis leucosticta". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 8 October 2010. 
  7. ^ Clausnitzer, V., Kipping, J. & Dijkstra, K.-D.B. (2009). "Brachythemis wilsoni". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 8 October 2010. 
  8. ^ Klaas-Douwe B. Dijkstra & Nataly Matushkina (2009). "Kindred spirits: “Brachythemis leucosticta”, Africa’s most familiar dragonfly, consists of two species". International Journal of Odonatology 12 (2). ISSN 1388-7890. Retrieved 4 December 2010.