Checklist Albania; English common names

Below is a checklist of the 58 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Albania. It's based on Dijkstra, Schröter & Lewington's Field Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Britain and Europe (2020), on the Atlas of the European Dragonflies and Damselflies (Boudot & Kalkman (eds.), 2015), and - in a handful of cases - on new area records. Please click here if you would like to see the list below with the scientific names.

The list below is sorted as per our overall checklist. Clicking on a species name in the list allows you to then cycle through the entire checklist for the area Albania by using the Previous (<==) and Next (==>) buttons at the bottom of each page. If you would prefer to see it sorted alphabetically on the English common names, please click here.

Note: if you believe a species is missing from the checklist below, please do email us at with the new information, together with the relevant source(s) and references. If we agree that the new information is indeed valid, we will update the checklist as soon as possible.

Please click on a species name below to see our 20 photographs of that species.

#English common name
1Common Spreadwing (Lestes sponsa) Preview
2Robust Spreadwing (Lestes dryas) Preview
3Dark Spreadwing (Lestes macrostigma) Preview
4Migrant Spreadwing (Lestes barbarus) Preview
5Small Spreadwing (Lestes virens) Preview
6Western Willow Spreadwing (Chalcolestes viridis) Preview
7Eastern Willow Spreadwing (Chalcolestes parvidens) Preview
8Common Winter Damsel (Sympecma fusca) Preview
9Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens) Preview
10Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo) Preview
11Blue Featherleg (Platycnemis pennipes) Preview
12Common Bluetail (Ischnura elegans) Preview
13Small Bluetail (Ischnura pumilio) Preview
14Common Bluet (Enallagma cyathigerum) Preview
15Variable Bluet (Coenagrion pulchellum) Preview
16Azure Bluet (Coenagrion puella) Preview
17Ornate Bluet (Coenagrion ornatum) Preview
18Dainty Bluet (Coenagrion scitulum) Preview
19Small Redeye (Erythromma viridulum) Preview
20Blue-Eye (Erythromma lindenii) Preview
21Large Red Damsel (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) Preview
22Greek Red Damsel (Pyrrhosoma elisabethae) Preview
23Small Red Damsel (Ceriagrion tenellum) Preview
24Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta) Preview
25Blue-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna affinis) Preview
26Green-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna isoceles) Preview
27Blue Hawker (Aeshna cyanea) Preview
28Blue Emperor (Anax imperator) Preview
29Lesser Emperor (Anax parthenope) Preview
30Vagrant Emperor (Anax ephippiger) Preview
31Hairy Hawker (Brachytron pratense) Preview
32Eastern Spectre (Caliaeschna microstigma) Preview
33Common Clubtail (Gomphus vulgatissimus) Preview
34Turkish Clubtail (Gomphus schneiderii) Preview
35Western Clubtail (Gomphus pulchellus) Preview
36Small Pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus) Preview
37Bladetail (Lindenia tetraphylla) Preview
38Balkan Goldenring (Cordulegaster heros) Preview
39Sombre Goldenring (Cordulegaster bidentata) Preview
40Downy Emerald (Cordulia aenea) Preview
41Balkan Emerald (Somatochlora meridionalis) Preview
42Yellow-Spotted Emerald (Somatochlora flavomaculata) Preview
43Four-Spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata) Preview
44Broad-Bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa) Preview
45Blue Chaser (Libellula fulva) Preview
46Black-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum) Preview
47White-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum albistylum) Preview
48Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens) Preview
49Southern Skimmer (Orthetrum brunneum) Preview
50Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum) Preview
51Spotted Darter (Sympetrum depressiusculum) Preview
52Yellow-Winged Darter (Sympetrum flaveolum) Preview
53Red-Veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii) Preview
54Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum) Preview
55Moustached Darter (Sympetrum vulgatum) Preview
56Southern Darter (Sympetrum meridionale) Preview
57Broad Scarlet (Crocothemis erythraea) Preview
58Black Pennant (Selysiothemis nigra) Preview