Checklist Austria; German common names

Below is a checklist of the 78 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Austria. 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 or 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 Austria by using the Previous (<==) and Next (==>) buttons at the bottom of each page. If you would prefer to see it sorted alphabetically on the German 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.

#German common name
1Gemeine Binsenjungfer (Lestes sponsa) Preview
2Glänzende Binsenjungfer (Lestes dryas) Preview
3Dunkle Binsenjungfer (Lestes macrostigma) Preview
4Südliche Binsenjungfer (Lestes barbarus) Preview
5Kleine Binsenjungfer (Lestes virens) Preview
6Westliche Weidenjungfer (Chalcolestes viridis) Preview
7Östliche Weidenjungfer (Chalcolestes parvidens) Preview
8Gemeine Winterlibelle (Sympecma fusca) Preview
9Sibirische Winterlibelle (Sympecma paedisca) Preview
10Gebänderte Prachtlibelle (Calopteryx splendens) Preview
11Blauflügel-Prachtlibelle (Calopteryx virgo) Preview
12Blaue Federlibelle (Platycnemis pennipes) Preview
13Grosse Pechlibelle (Ischnura elegans) Preview
14Kleine Pechlibelle (Ischnura pumilio) Preview
15Gemeine Becherjungfer (Enallagma cyathigerum) Preview
16Fledermaus-Azurjungfer (Coenagrion pulchellum) Preview
17Hufeisen-Azurjungfer (Coenagrion puella) Preview
18Helm-Azurjungfer (Coenagrion mercuriale) Preview
19Vogel-Azurjungfer (Coenagrion ornatum) Preview
20Gabel-Azurjungfer (Coenagrion scitulum) Preview
21Speer-Azurjungfer (Coenagrion hastulatum) Preview
22Mond-Azurjungfer (Coenagrion lunulatum) Preview
23Sibirische Azurjungfer (Coenagrion hylas) Preview
24Grosses Granatauge (Erythromma najas) Preview
25Kleines Granatauge (Erythromma viridulum) Preview
26Saphirauge (Erythromma lindenii) Preview
27Frühe Adonislibelle (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) Preview
28Zwerglibelle (Nehalennia speciosa) Preview
29Herbst-Mosaikjungfer (Aeshna mixta) Preview
30Südliche Mosaikjungfer (Aeshna affinis) Preview
31Keilfleck-Mosaikjungfer (Aeshna isoceles) Preview
32Braune Mosaikjungfer (Aeshna grandis) Preview
33Alpen-Mosaikjungfer (Aeshna caerulea) Preview
34Blaugrüne Mosaikjungfer (Aeshna cyanea) Preview
35Grüne Mosaikjungfer (Aeshna viridis) Preview
36Torf-Mosaikjungfer (Aeshna juncea) Preview
37Hochmoor-Mosaikjungfer (Aeshna subarctica) Preview
38Grosse Königslibelle (Anax imperator) Preview
39Kleine Königslibelle (Anax parthenope) Preview
40Schabracken-Königslibelle (Anax ephippiger) Preview
41Früher Schilfjäger (Brachytron pratense) Preview
42Gemeine Keiljungfer (Gomphus vulgatissimus) Preview
43Westliche Keiljungfer (Gomphus pulchellus) Preview
44Asiatische Keiljungfer (Stylurus flavipes) Preview
45Grüne Flussjungfer (Ophiogomphus cecilia) Preview
46Kleine Zangenlibelle (Onychogomphus forcipatus) Preview
47Zweigestreifte Quelljungfer (Cordulegaster boltonii) Preview
48Grosse Quelljungfer (Cordulegaster heros) Preview
49Gestreifte Quelljungfer (Cordulegaster bidentata) Preview
50Falkenlibelle (Cordulia aenea) Preview
51Glänzende Smaragdlibelle (Somatochlora metallica) Preview
52Balkan-Smaragdlibelle (Somatochlora meridionalis) Preview
53Gefleckte Smaragdlibelle (Somatochlora flavomaculata) Preview
54Arktische Smaragdlibelle (Somatochlora arctica) Preview
55Alpen-Smaragdlibelle (Somatochlora alpestris) Preview
56Zweifleck (Epitheca bimaculata) Preview
57Vierfleck (Libellula quadrimaculata) Preview
58Plattbauch (Libellula depressa) Preview
59Spitzenfleck (Libellula fulva) Preview
60Grosser Blaupfeil (Orthetrum cancellatum) Preview
61Östlicher Blaupfeil (Orthetrum albistylum) Preview
62Kleiner Blaupfeil (Orthetrum coerulescens) Preview
63Südlicher Blaupfeil (Orthetrum brunneum) Preview
64Kleine Moosjungfer (Leucorrhinia dubia) Preview
65Nordische Moosjungfer (Leucorrhinia rubicunda) Preview
66Grosse Moosjungfer (Leucorrhinia pectoralis) Preview
67Östliche Moosjungfer (Leucorrhinia albifrons) Preview
68Zierliche Moosjungfer (Leucorrhinia caudalis) Preview
69Schwarze Heidelibelle (Sympetrum danae) Preview
70Gebänderte Heidelibelle (Sympetrum pedemontanum) Preview
71Blutrote Heidelibelle (Sympetrum sanguineum) Preview
72Sumpf-Heidelibelle (Sympetrum depressiusculum) Preview
73Gefleckte Heidelibelle (Sympetrum flaveolum) Preview
74Frühe Heidelibelle (Sympetrum fonscolombii) Preview
75Grosse Heidelibelle (Sympetrum striolatum) Preview
76Gemeine Heidelibelle (Sympetrum vulgatum) Preview
77Südliche Heidelibelle (Sympetrum meridionale) Preview
78Feuerlibelle (Crocothemis erythraea) Preview