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