Calopteryx splendens

Calopteryx splendens


Taxonavigation: Calopterygoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Superclassis: Allotriocarida
Classis: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Superordo: Odonatoptera
Cladus: Holodonata
Ordo: Odonata
Subordo: Zygoptera
Superfamilia: Calopterygoidea

Familia: Calopterygidae
Subfamilia: Calopteryginae
Genus: Calopteryx
Species: Calopteryx splendens


Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1780)

Type locality: "England".

Holotype: tbc.

Note: Publication years of 1776 or 1782 for this species are incorrect; see Hämäläinen (2008)



Primary referencesEdit

  • Harris, M. 1776–[1780]. An exposition of English insects, with curious observations and remarks, wherein each insect is particularly described; its parts and properties considered; the different sexes distinguished, and the natural history faithfully related. The whole illustrated with copper plates, drawn engraved and coloured, by the author. Printed for the Author: London. 166 + [4] pp., 50 pls. BHL. [Note: Published in 5 decads; BHL includes only Decad 1] Reference page

Additional referencesEdit

  • Hämäläinen, M. 2008. Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1780) – a note on the publication date of the description of the Banded Demoiselle. Journal of the British Dragonfly Society 24(1): 19–23. Full issue (PDF).
  • Harris, M. 1782. An exposition of English insects including the several classes of Neuroptera, Hymenoptera, & Diptera, or bees, flies, & Libellulae. Exhibiting on 51 copper plates near 500 figures, accurately drawn, & highly finished in colours, from nature. The whole minutely described, arranged & named, according to the Linnean system, with remarks. The figures of a great number of moths not in the Aurelian collection, formerly published by the same author and a plate with an explanation of colours, are likewise given in the work. White & Robson, London. 166 + [4] pp. 50 pls. BHL. Reference page

Vernacular namesEdit

беларуская: Прыгажуня бліскучая
Deutsch: Gebänderte Prachtlibelle
English: Banded Demoiselle
español: Libélula azul
eesti: Vööt-vesineitsik
suomi: Immenkorento
français: Caloptéryx éclatant
magyar: Sávos szitakötő
հայերեն: Փայլուն գեղաթևիկ
lietuvių: Blizgančioji gražutė
latviešu: Upju zilspāre
Nederlands: Weidebeekjuffer
русский: Блестящая красотка, Красотка блестящая