Checklist Austria; scientific 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 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 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 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
9Sympecma paedisca (Brauer, 1877) Preview
10Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1780) Preview
11Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
12Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771) Preview
13Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
14Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
15Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
16Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
17Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
18Coenagrion mercuriale (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
19Coenagrion ornatum (Selys, 1850) Preview
20Coenagrion scitulum (Rambur, 1842) Preview
21Coenagrion hastulatum (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
22Coenagrion lunulatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
23Coenagrion hylas (Trybom, 1889) Preview
24Erythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823) Preview
25Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
26Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840) Preview
27Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776) Preview
28Nehalennia speciosa (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
29Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805 Preview
30Aeshna affinis Vander Linden, 1820 Preview
31Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767) Preview
32Aeshna grandis (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
33Aeshna caerulea (Ström, 1783) Preview
34Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764) Preview
35Aeshna viridis Eversmann, 1836 Preview
36Aeshna juncea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
37Aeshna subarctica Walker, 1908 Preview
38Anax imperator Leach, 1815 Preview
39Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839) Preview
40Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
41Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764) Preview
42Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
43Gomphus pulchellus Selys, 1840 Preview
44Stylurus flavipes (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
45Ophiogomphus cecilia (Fourcroy, 1785) Preview
46Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
47Cordulegaster boltonii (Donovan, 1807) Preview
48Cordulegaster heros Theischinger, 1979 Preview
49Cordulegaster bidentata Selys, 1843 Preview
50Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
51Somatochlora metallica (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
52Somatochlora meridionalis Nielsen, 1935 Preview
53Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
54Somatochlora arctica (Zetterstedt, 1840) Preview
55Somatochlora alpestris (Selys, 1840) Preview
56Epitheca bimaculata (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
57Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
58Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
59Libellula fulva Müller, 1764 Preview
60Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
61Orthetrum albistylum (Selys, 1848) Preview
62Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
63Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837) Preview
64Leucorrhinia dubia (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
65Leucorrhinia rubicunda (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
66Leucorrhinia pectoralis (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
67Leucorrhinia albifrons (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
68Leucorrhinia caudalis (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
69Sympetrum danae (Sulzer, 1776) Preview
70Sympetrum pedemontanum (Müller in Allioni, 1766) Preview
71Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764) Preview
72Sympetrum depressiusculum (Selys, 1841) Preview
73Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
74Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840) Preview
75Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
76Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
77Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841) Preview
78Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832) Preview