Zygonyx

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Cascaders
Zygonyx natalensis Blue Cascader 2013 04 07.jpg
Blue cascader
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Family: Libellulidae
Subfamily: Zygonychinae
Genus: Zygonyx
Hagen, 1867

Zygonyx is a genus of dragonflies in the family Libellulidae. They are commonly known as cascaders because of their preference for living beside waterfalls and flying through the spray. They lay their eggs into the wet dangling roots of plants.[1]

Species[edit]

The genus contains the following species:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Silsby, Jill (2001). Dragonflies of the World. Csiro Publishing. p. 15. ISBN 978-0-643-10249-1. 
  2. ^ Martin Schorr; Martin Lindeboom; Dennis Paulson. "World Odonata List". University of Puget Sound. Retrieved 3 Oct 2013. 
  3. ^ "Emerald Cascader". Hong Kong Biodiversity Online. Retrieved 11 October 2010. 
  4. ^ Clausnitzer, V.; Suhling, F. & Dijkstra, K.-D.B. (2009). "Zygonyx natalensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 11 October 2010. 
  5. ^ Samways, Michael J. (2008). Dragonflies and Damselflies of South Africa. Pensoft. ISBN 954-642-330-0. 
  6. ^ Clausnitzer, V. (2006). "Zygonyx torridus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 11 October 2010.