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Lestidae (spread-winged damselfly)

Insecta - Odonata - Lestidae

Taxonomy
Lestidae was named by Calvert (1901). It is extant. Its type is Lestes.

It was assigned to Odonata by Tillyard (1916); to Zygoptera by Tillyard (1918) and Carpenter (1992); and to Lestoidea by Nel and Paicheler (1994) and Bechly (2007).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1901Lestidae Calvert p. 45
1901Lestinae Calvert p. 45
1916Lestidae Tillyard
1918Lestidae Tillyard
1951Sympecmatinae Fraser
1992Lestidae Carpenter p. 85
1994Lestidae Nel and Paicheler
1994Lestinae Nel and Paicheler
1994Sympecmatinae Nel and Paicheler
2007Lestidae Bechly
2022Lestinae Xia et al.
2022Sympecmatinae Xia et al.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
superclassHexapodaLatreille 1825
classInsecta
Dicondylia
Paranotalia
subclassPterygota()
infraclassHydropalaeopteraRohdendorf 1969
Euhydropalaeoptera
OdonatopteraMartynov 1932
Palaeodonatoptera
Plesiodonatoptera
Apodonatoptera
Paneodonatoptera
RankNameAuthor
Neodonatoptera
Euodonatoptera
OdonatocladaBechly 1999
Nodialata
Discoidalia
Stigmoptera
Lobodonata
Panodonata
orderOdonata
suborderZygopteraSelys-Longchamps 1854
Euzygoptera
Lestomorpha
Lestiformia
Eulestiformia
Lestida
Lestodea
superfamilyLestoideaFraser 1957
familyLestidae
familyLestidae

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Fm. Lestidae Calvert 1901 [spread-winged damselfly]
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G. Chalcolestes Kennedy 1920
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Chalcolestes tibetensis Xia et al. 2022
G. Lestes Leach 1815
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Lestes aquisextana Nel 1985
Lestes arvernus Piton 1935
Lestes brisaci Nel et al. 1997
Lestes ceresti Nel and Papazian 1985
Lestes conexus Yan and Tang 1976
Lestes datangensis Wang 1976
Lestes dianacompteae Compte-Sart 2014
Lestes forsterii Hess 1895
Lestes irenea Nel 1987
Lestes leucosia Heer 1849
Lestes ligea Heer 1849
Lestes lutzi Nel and Paicheler 1994
Lestes peisinoe Heer 1849
Lestes plicata Piton and Théobald 1939
Lestes regina Theobald 1937
Lestes sieblosiformis Cosmovici and Pauca 1955
Lestes statzi Schmidt 1958
Lestes vicina Hagen 1858
Lestes zalesskyi Piton 1940
G. Sympecma Selys 1840
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Sympecma incerta Piton 1935
Sympecma ribesalbesensis Peñalver et al. 1996
Invalid names: Lestinae Calvert 1901 [invalid subgroup], Sympecmatinae Fraser 1951 [invalid subgroup]
Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: chitino
Form: roller-shapedo
Environment: freshwater, terrestrialo
Locomotion: fast-movingo
Life habit: volanto
Diet: carnivoreo
Diet 2: insectivoreo
Vision: well-developedo
Dispersal: watero
Created: 2011-03-07 03:41:10
Modified: 2011-03-06 10:41:10
Source: o = order
Reference: Ren and Guo 1996

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Early/Lower Paleocene to the top of the Gelasian or 66.00000 to 1.80600 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 61.7 Ma

Collections (38 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Early/Lower Paleocene66.0 - 61.7China (Anhui) Lestes conexus (132955)
Middle Paleocene61.7 - 58.7China (Guangdong) Lestes datangensis (139657)
Selandian61.6 - 59.2France (Auvergne) Lestes zalesskyi (113685)
Priabonian38.0 - 33.9United Kingdom (Isle of Wight) Lestes regina (156628)
Priabonian38.0 - 33.9France Lestes regina (113709)
Priabonian38.0 - 33.9China (Xizang) Chalcolestes tibetensis (224485)
Priabonian38.0 - 33.9United Kingdom (England) Lestes regina (21976 123960)
Early/Lower Oligocene33.9 - 28.4Spain Lestes regina (113990)
Early/Lower Oligocene33.9 - 28.4France (Alsace) Lestes foersteri (113963)
Early/Lower Oligocene33.9 - 28.4Germany Lestes vicina (113964 169856)
MP 2333.9 - 28.4France Lestes ceresti (157228) Lestes ceresti, Lestes brisaci (122984) Lestes ceresti, Lestes irenea (155667) Lestes ceresti, Lestes lutzi (123913)
Rupelian33.9 - 28.1Romania Lestes sieblosiformis (113962)
Late/Upper Oligocene28.4 - 23.03France (Puy-de-Dome) Lestes plicata (155204)
Late/Upper Oligocene28.4 - 23.03France (Bouches-du-Rhone) Lestidae indet. larva, Lestes ceresti (113989)
Chattian28.1 - 23.03France (Bouches-Du-Rhone) Lestes sp. 1, Lestes sp. 2, Lestes aquisextana (127415)
Chattian28.1 - 23.03Germany (North Rhine-Westphalia) Lestes statzi (122010)
Aquitanian23.03 - 20.44Turkey Lestidae indet., Lestidae indet. larva (123307)
Early/Lower Miocene23.03 - 15.97Spain (Castellon) Lestes sp. (140792 140796) Lestidae indet. (140797) Sympecma ribesalbesensis (140793)
Early/Lower Miocene23.03 - 15.97Japan Lestidae indet. A, Lestidae indet. B (114003)
Sarmatian12.7 - 11.608Germany (Baden-Württemberg) Agrion leucosia (115304) Agrion ligea, Agrion peisinoe (113695)
Vallesian - Turolian11.608 - 5.333Spain (Lleida) Lestes sp., Lestes dianacompteae (140806)
Turolian8.7 - 5.333France (Ardèche) Lestes arvernus (172761) Lestes sp. A (156164)
Messinian7.246 - 5.333Italy Lestidae indet. D, Lestidae indet. E, Lestes sp. (157306)
Messinian7.246 - 5.333Italy (Tuscany) Lestes sp. (113751)
Messinian7.246 - 5.333Italy (Piedmont) Sympecma sp. (113998)
Gelasian2.588 - 1.806France Lestes arvernus (113994) Lestes incertus (113996) Sympecma incerta (114059)