Checklist Austria; English 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 German 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 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
9Siberian Winter Damsel (Sympecma paedisca) Preview
10Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens) Preview
11Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo) Preview
12Blue Featherleg (Platycnemis pennipes) Preview
13Common Bluetail (Ischnura elegans) Preview
14Small Bluetail (Ischnura pumilio) Preview
15Common Bluet (Enallagma cyathigerum) Preview
16Variable Bluet (Coenagrion pulchellum) Preview
17Azure Bluet (Coenagrion puella) Preview
18Mercury Bluet (Coenagrion mercuriale) Preview
19Ornate Bluet (Coenagrion ornatum) Preview
20Dainty Bluet (Coenagrion scitulum) Preview
21Spearhead Bluet (Coenagrion hastulatum) Preview
22Crescent Bluet (Coenagrion lunulatum) Preview
23Siberian Bluet (Coenagrion hylas) Preview
24Large Redeye (Erythromma najas) Preview
25Small Redeye (Erythromma viridulum) Preview
26Blue-Eye (Erythromma lindenii) Preview
27Large Red Damsel (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) Preview
28Sedgling (Nehalennia speciosa) Preview
29Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta) Preview
30Blue-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna affinis) Preview
31Green-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna isoceles) Preview
32Brown Hawker (Aeshna grandis) Preview
33Azure Hawker (Aeshna caerulea) Preview
34Blue Hawker (Aeshna cyanea) Preview
35Green Hawker (Aeshna viridis) Preview
36Moorland Hawker (Aeshna juncea) Preview
37Bog Hawker (Aeshna subarctica) Preview
38Blue Emperor (Anax imperator) Preview
39Lesser Emperor (Anax parthenope) Preview
40Vagrant Emperor (Anax ephippiger) Preview
41Hairy Hawker (Brachytron pratense) Preview
42Common Clubtail (Gomphus vulgatissimus) Preview
43Western Clubtail (Gomphus pulchellus) Preview
44River Clubtail (Stylurus flavipes) Preview
45Green Snaketail (Ophiogomphus cecilia) Preview
46Small Pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus) Preview
47Common Goldenring (Cordulegaster boltonii) Preview
48Balkan Goldenring (Cordulegaster heros) Preview
49Sombre Goldenring (Cordulegaster bidentata) Preview
50Downy Emerald (Cordulia aenea) Preview
51Brilliant Emerald (Somatochlora metallica) Preview
52Balkan Emerald (Somatochlora meridionalis) Preview
53Yellow-Spotted Emerald (Somatochlora flavomaculata) Preview
54Northern Emerald (Somatochlora arctica) Preview
55Alpine Emerald (Somatochlora alpestris) Preview
56Eurasian Baskettail (Epitheca bimaculata) Preview
57Four-Spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata) Preview
58Broad-Bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa) Preview
59Blue Chaser (Libellula fulva) Preview
60Black-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum) Preview
61White-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum albistylum) Preview
62Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens) Preview
63Southern Skimmer (Orthetrum brunneum) Preview
64Small Whiteface (Leucorrhinia dubia) Preview
65Ruby Whiteface (Leucorrhinia rubicunda) Preview
66Yellow-Spotted Whiteface (Leucorrhinia pectoralis) Preview
67Dark Whiteface (Leucorrhinia albifrons) Preview
68Lilypad Whiteface (Leucorrhinia caudalis) Preview
69Black Darter (Sympetrum danae) Preview
70Banded Darter (Sympetrum pedemontanum) Preview
71Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum) Preview
72Spotted Darter (Sympetrum depressiusculum) Preview
73Yellow-Winged Darter (Sympetrum flaveolum) Preview
74Red-Veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii) Preview
75Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum) Preview
76Moustached Darter (Sympetrum vulgatum) Preview
77Southern Darter (Sympetrum meridionale) Preview
78Broad Scarlet (Crocothemis erythraea) Preview