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Aciagrion occidentale 2 at Kadavoor.jpg
Aciagrion occidentale, male
Aciagrion occidentale at Kadavoor.jpg
Aciagrion occidentale, female
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Suborder: Zygoptera
Family: Coenagrionidae
Genus: Aciagrion
Selys, 1891[1]
Aciagrion probable distribution map.svg
Likely distribution of Aciagrion

Aciagrion is a genus of damselfly in the family Coenagrionidae.[2] Aciagrion are small and slender damselflies with a small head.[1] They are found at still waters including swamps. Aciagrion is widely distributed in the tropics from Africa, through Indonesia to Australia.[3] They are commonly known as Slims.


The genus Aciagrion includes the following species:[4]


  1. ^ a b Selys-Longchamps, E. (1891). "Viaggio di Leonardo Fea in Birmania e regioni vicine XXXII". Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Genova. 2 (in French). 10: 433–518 [509] – via Biodiversity Heritage Library.
  2. ^ "Genus Aciagrion Selys, 1891". Australian Faunal Directory. Australian Biological Resources Study. 2012. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
  3. ^ a b Theischinger, Günther; Hawking, John (2006). The Complete Field Guide to Dragonflies of Australia. Collingwood, Victoria, Australia: CSIRO Publishing. p. 290. ISBN 978 0 64309 073 6.
  4. ^ Martin Schorr; Martin Lindeboom; Dennis Paulson. "World Odonata List". University of Puget Sound. Archived from the original on 28 August 2010. Retrieved 11 August 2010.
  5. ^ a b Samways, Michael J. (2008). Dragonflies and Damselflies of South Africa. Pensoft. ISBN 954-642-330-0.