Checklist Albania; scientific names

Below is a checklist of the 58 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Albania. It's based on Dijkstra and Lewington's Field Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Britain and Europe (2006), 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 English common 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 species' scientific 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.

#Scientific name
1Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1782)
2Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758)
3Lestes sponsa (Hansemann, 1823)
4Lestes dryas Kirby, 1890
5Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798)
6Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825)
7Lestes macrostigma (Eversmann, 1836)
8Chalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825)
9Chalcolestes parvidens (Artobolevskii, 1929)
10Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820)
11Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820)
12Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825)
13Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840)
14Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825)
15Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758)
16Coenagrion ornatum (Selys, 1850)
17Coenagrion scitulum (Rambur, 1842)
18Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840)
19Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840)
20Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776)
21Pyrrhosoma elisabethae Schmidt, 1948
22Ceriagrion tenellum (de Villers, 1789)
23Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771)
24Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805
25Aeshna affinis Vander Linden, 1820
26Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767)
27Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764)
28Anax imperator Leach, 1815
29Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839)
30Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839)
31Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764)
32Caliaeschna microstigma (Schneider, 1845)
33Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758)
34Gomphus schneiderii Selys, 1850
35Gomphus pulchellus Selys, 1840
36Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
37Lindenia tetraphylla (Vander Linden, 1825)
38Cordulegaster heros Theischinger, 1979
39Cordulegaster bidentata Selys, 1843
40Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758)
41Somatochlora meridionalis Nielsen, 1935
42Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825)
43Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758
44Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758
45Libellula fulva Müller, 1764
46Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758)
47Orthetrum albistylum (Selys, 1848)
48Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798)
49Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837)
50Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764)
51Sympetrum depressiusculum (Selys, 1841)
52Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758)
53Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840)
54Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840)
55Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758)
56Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841)
57Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832)
58Selysiothemis nigra (Vander Linden, 1825)