Gynacantha

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Gynacantha
Gynacantha subinterrupta.jpg
Gynacantha subinterrupta
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Infraorder: Anisoptera
Family: Aeshnidae
Genus: Gynacantha
Rambur, 1842[1]

Gynacantha is a genus of dragonflies in the family Aeshnidae.[2] The females have two prominent spines under the last abdominal segment.[3] 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:[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rambur, Jules (1842). Histoire naturelle des insectes. Névroptères. Paris: Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret. pp. 534 [209] – via Internet Archive. 
  2. ^ "Genus Gynacantha Rambur, 1842". Australian Faunal Directory. Australian Biological Resources Study. 2012. Retrieved 20 March 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Paulson, Dennis R. (2009). Dragonflies and Damselflies of the West. Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-691-12281-4. 
  4. ^ Martin Schorr; Martin Lindeboom; Dennis Paulson. "World Odonata List". University of Puget Sound. Retrieved 3 Oct 2013. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ a b "North American Odonata". University of Puget Sound. 2009. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ 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. 
  10. ^ 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. 
  11. ^ 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.