Checklist Albania; scientific 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 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
1Lestes sponsa (Hansemann, 1823) Preview
2Lestes dryas Kirby, 1890 Preview
3Lestes macrostigma (Eversmann, 1836) Preview
4Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
5Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
6Chalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
7Chalcolestes parvidens (Artobolevsky, 1929) Preview
8Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
9Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1780) Preview
10Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
11Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771) Preview
12Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
13Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
14Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
15Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
16Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
17Coenagrion ornatum (Selys, 1850) Preview
18Coenagrion scitulum (Rambur, 1842) Preview
19Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
20Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840) Preview
21Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776) Preview
22Pyrrhosoma elisabethae Schmidt, 1948 Preview
23Ceriagrion tenellum (de Villers, 1789) Preview
24Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805 Preview
25Aeshna affinis Vander Linden, 1820 Preview
26Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767) Preview
27Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764) Preview
28Anax imperator Leach, 1815 Preview
29Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839) Preview
30Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
31Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764) Preview
32Caliaeschna microstigma (Schneider, 1845) Preview
33Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
34Gomphus schneiderii Selys, 1850 Preview
35Gomphus pulchellus Selys, 1840 Preview
36Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
37Lindenia tetraphylla (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
38Cordulegaster heros Theischinger, 1979 Preview
39Cordulegaster bidentata Selys, 1843 Preview
40Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
41Somatochlora meridionalis Nielsen, 1935 Preview
42Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
43Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
44Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
45Libellula fulva Müller, 1764 Preview
46Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
47Orthetrum albistylum (Selys, 1848) Preview
48Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
49Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837) Preview
50Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764) Preview
51Sympetrum depressiusculum (Selys, 1841) Preview
52Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
53Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840) Preview
54Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
55Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
56Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841) Preview
57Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832) Preview
58Selysiothemis nigra (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview