Family Aeshnidae Leach 1815 (darner dragonfly)

Insecta - Odonata - Aeshnidae

Alternative spelling: Aeschnidae

Parent taxon: Aeshnoidea according to G. Bechly 2007

See also Carpenter 1992, Hong 1982, Jarzembowski 1988, Nel and Martínez-Delclòs 1993, Petrulevicius et al. 2010, Tillyard 1918 and Zhang 1989

Sister taxon: Telephlebiidae

Subtaxa: Aeshna dido Aeshninae Boyeria Brachytroninae Epiaeschna Gynacanthinae Huncoaeshna Kvacekia Merlax Oplonaeschna vectensis Palaeaeschna

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Type: Aeshna

Ecology: fast-moving volant carnivore-insectivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of France (1 collection), Slovenia (1)

• Blancan of United States (1: Texas)

• Pliocene of France (1), Germany (1)

• Miocene of Austria (1), Azerbaijan (1), Bulgaria (1), China (5), the Czech Republic (3), France (3), Germany (4), Italy (1), the Russian Federation (2), Spain (3)

• Oligocene of the Czech Republic (3), France (7), Germany (2), Kazakhstan (2), Spain (1)

• Eocene of Argentina (1), Germany (1), Poland (1), the United Kingdom (5), United States (4: Colorado)

• Paleocene of Canada (1: Alberta), France (1)

• Cretaceous of China (1), Spain (3)

• Jurassic of Germany (1)

Total: 63 collections including 86 occurrences

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