Male yellow bush dart Psilocnemis marginipes, copyright Jee & Rani Nature Photography.

Belongs within: Zygoptera.

The Agrionidae has been recognised in the past as a family including many, or all, of the damselflies. Modern classifications do not include this family with the type genus Agrion no longer being treated as a valid name.

<==Agrionidae [Agrioninae]
    |--Onychargia atrocyana SL89
    |--Stenobasis oscillans SL89
    |--Allonevra insignis SL89
    |--Podolestes SL89
    |    |--P. chrysopus Selys Longchamps 1889 SL89
    |    `--P. orientalis SL89
    |--Trichocnemis membranipes [=Platycnemis membranipes] SL89
    |    |--T. m. membranipes SL89
    |    `--T. m. silenta SL89
    |--Disparonevra SL89
    |    |--D. notostigma SL89
    |    `--D. verticalis SL89
    |--Sympycna K01
    |    |--S. fusca K01
    |    `--S. paedisca K01
    |--Erythromma najas K01
    |    |--E. n. najas I92
    |    `--E. n. baicalensis Belyshev 1964 I92
    |--Agrion K01
    |    |--A. hastulatum K01
    |    |--A. hylas (Trybom 1889) I92
    |    |--A. pulchellum K01
    |    |--A. telluris S02
    |    `--A. virgo L02
    `--Psilocnemis SL89
         |--P. annulata SL89
         |    |--P. a. annulata SL89
         |    |--P. a. ciliata SL89
         |    |--P. a. serapica SL89
         |    `--P. a. subannulata SL89
         |--P. imbricata SL89
         `--P. marginipes [=Platycnemis marginipes, incl. Pl. lacteola, Psilocnemis striatipes] SL89

*Type species of generic name indicated


[I92] Iwahashi, J. (ed.) 1992. Reddo Deeta Animaruzu: a pictorial of Japanese fauna facing extinction. JICC: Tokyo.

[K01] Klapálek, F. 1901. Neuropteroidák [Neuropteroiden]. In: Horváth, G. (ed.) Zichy Jenő Gróf Harmadik Ázsiai Utazása [Dritte Asiatische Forschungsreise des Grafen Eugen Zichy] vol. 2. Zichy Jenő Gróf Harmadik Ázsiai Utazásának Állattani Eredményei [Zoologische Ergebnisse der Dritten Asiatischen Forschungsreise des Grafen Eugen Zichy] pp. 203–221. Victor Hornyánszky: Budapest, and Karl W. Hierseman: Leipzig.

[L02] Latreille, P. A. 1802. Histoire Naturelle, générale et particulière des crustacés et des insectes vol. 3. Familles naturelles des genres. F. Dufart: Paris.

[SL89] Selys Longchamps, E. de. 1889. Odonates de Sumatra comprenant les espèces recueillies à Pulo Nias par M. le D.r E. Modigliani. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova, Serie 2a, 7: 444–484.

[S02] Sinitshenkova, N. D. 2002. Ecological history of the aquatic insects. In: Rasnitsyn, A. P., & D. L. J. Quicke (eds) History of Insects pp. 388–426. Kluwer Academic Publishers: Dordrecht.

Last updated: 29 October 2017.

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