Dragonfly Guide


Selys, 1850

Nehalennia is a genus of very small damselflies in the family Coenagrionidae. Most of the species are commonly known as Sprites. One species, N. speciosa occurs in Eurasia; the rest in North and South America. The genus was named by Edmond de Sélys Longchamps in 1850, the name might be derived from the old godess named Nehalennia.


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Distribution map. Data from gbif.org