Genera in the family LESTIDAE

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The family LESTIDAE ( 8 genera)
LESTIDAE:
Calvert 1901
Diagnosis:
Type species:
Comments:
Numerous genera have been erected in this family, which causes confusion in older literature
Commentary:
GenusNo of SpeciesAuthorReference linkRemarks
Archilestes8Selys 1862Selys 1862c.includes Superlestes Kennedy in Williamson, 1921, Cyptolestes Williamson, 1921
Austrolestes12Tillyard 1913Tillyard 1913a.includes Ceylonolestes Kennedy, 1920, Ceylonlestes Belyshev & Haritonov, 1978,
Indolestes29Fraser 1922Fraser 1922g.includes Ceylanicolestes Fraser 1924, Tricholestes Fraser 1951 = Esaulestes Fraser 1957 (replacement)
Lestes87Leach 1815Leach 1815b.includes Africalestes Kennedy, 1920, Anapates Charpentier, 1840, Anapetes Pinhey, 1980, Puella Brulle, 1832, Chalcolestes Kennedy, 1920, Icterolestes Pinhey, 1980, Malgassolestes Pinhey, 1980, Paralestes Schmidt, 1951, Pseudochalcolestes Pinhey, 1980, Xerolestes Fraser, 1951
Orolestes6McLachlan 1895McLachlan 1895a. 
Platylestes2Selys 1862Selys 1862c. 
Sinhalestes1Fraser 1951Fraser 1951h. 
Sympecma3Burmeister 1839Burmeister 1839a.includes Sympegma St. Quentin, 1970, Sympygna St Quentin, 1970, Sympycna Charpentier, 1840