Gynacantha

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Gynacantha
Gynacantha subinterrupta.jpg
G. subinterrupta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Family: Aeshnidae
Genus: Gynacantha
Rambur, 1842

Gynacantha is a genus of dragonflies in the family Aeshnidae. The females have two prominent spines under the last abdominal segment.[1] This gives the genus name (from Greek female and thorn) and the common name Two-spined Darners. They are also commonly known as Duskhawkers.

The genus contains the following species:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Paulson, Dennis R. (2009). Dragonflies and Damselflies of the West. Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-691-12281-4. 
  2. ^ Martin Schorr, Martin Lindeboom, Dennis Paulson. "World Odonata List". University of Puget Sound. Retrieved 3 Oct 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Günther Theischinger, John Hawking (2006). The Complete Field Guide to Dragonflies of Australia. CSIRO Publishing. ISBN 0-643-09073-8. 
  4. ^ Clausnitzer, V., Suhling, F. & Dijkstra, K.-D.B. (2009). "Gynacantha manderica". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 13 December 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "North American Odonata". University of Puget Sound. 2009. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 
  6. ^ Paulson, D. R. (2007). "Gynacantha nervosa". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 13 December 2010. 
  7. ^ Clausnitzer, V., Suhling, F. & Dijkstra, K.-D.B. (2009). "Gynacantha nigeriensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 13 December 2010. 
  8. ^ Clausnitzer, V. & Suhling, F. (2009). "Gynacantha usambarica". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 13 December 2010. 
  9. ^ Clausnitzer, V., Suhling, F. & Dijkstra, K.-D.B. (2009). "Gynacantha villosa". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 13 December 2010.