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Agriocnemis pieris
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Suborder: Zygoptera
Family: Coenagrionidae
Genus: Agriocnemis
Selys, 1877[1]
Agriocnemis probable distribution map.svg
Probable distribution of Agriocnemis

Agriocnemis is a genus of damselfly in the family Coenagrionidae.[2] Agriocnemis is distributed widely across Africa, South-east Asia, Indonesia, Australia and islands in the Pacific.[3] They are small insects, commonly known as wisps.


The genus Agriocnemis includes the following species:[4]


  1. ^ Selys-Longchamps, E. (1877). "Synopsis des Agrionines, 5me légion: Agrion (suite et fin). Les genres Telebasis, Argiocnemis et Hemiphlebia". Bulletin de la Classe des Science, Academie Royale de Belgique. 2 (in French). 43: 97–159 [134] – via Biodiversity Heritage Library. 
  2. ^ "Genus Agriocnemis Selys, 1877". Australian Faunal Directory. Australian Biological Resources Study. 2012. Retrieved 2 April 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Günther Theischinger; John Hawking (2006). The Complete Field Guide to Dragonflies of Australia. CSIRO Publishing. ISBN 0-643-09073-8. 
  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 c d Samways, Michael J. (2008). Dragonflies and Damselflies of South Africa. Pensoft. ISBN 954-642-330-0.