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Ladona fulva

Resource Type
Common Name
Scarce Chaser

The dragonfly Ladona fulva occurs primarily in Central Europe and is a typical predator of insects at small ponds and creeks with dense vegetation. Like all dragonflies, Ladona fulva features a special mode of flight (indirect-direct wing stroke) and a form of indirect sperm transfer via a secondary intromittent organ at the second and third segment of the male abdomen, demarcating Odonata from all other winged insects (Pterygota).

Due to their mode of flight, peculiar sperm transfer, and their phylogenetic origin, dragonflies are crucial to understand major evolutionary steps at the base of the insect tree of life. Dragonflies also serve as models for developing bionical applications that are used in the industry (e.g., wing stroke mechanisms, head arrester systems).

Genome update. Previously, the i5k Workspace@NAL hosted the whole genome assembly from Baylor College of Medicine ( and MAKER annotations ( This organism has now been updated to the latest genome assembly Lful_2.0 (, and annotations, Official Gene Set ladful_OGSv.1.1 (

Data were generated by the Baylor College of Medicine's i5k pilot project.

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Image Credit
Christian Fischer. View Source. CC-BY-SA-3.0
NameProgramDate Constructed
Whole genome assembly of Ladona fulvaBaylor College of Medicine genome assembly pipelineJul 16th, 2013
BCM annotation of the Ladona fulva assembly using Maker and additional analysesMAKERFeb 6th, 2014
Ladona fulva annotations Official Gene Set ladful_OGSv1.0i5k Workspace Official Gene Set workflowFeb 18th, 2021
Ladona fulva genome assembly Lful_2.0 (GCA_000376725.2)AllPaths, ATLAS-link, ATLAS-gapfill, redundans Oct 31st, 2017
Ladona fulva annotations Official Gene Set ladful_OGSv1.1i5k Workspace Official Gene Set workflow, GenBank accessionsOct 6th, 2021
Functional annotation of Ladona fulva Official Gene Set ladful_OGS_v1.0AgBase functional annotation pipelineJun 7th, 2022
Assembly Stats
Contig N50
Scaffold N50
GC Content
Other Information
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