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 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 Austria 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 caerulea (Ström, 1783) Preview
3Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764) Preview
4Aeshna grandis (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
5Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767) Preview
6Aeshna juncea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
7Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805 Preview
8Aeshna subarctica Walker, 1908 Preview
9Aeshna viridis Eversmann, 1836 Preview
10Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
11Anax imperator Leach, 1815 Preview
12Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839) Preview
13Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764) Preview
14Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1780) Preview
15Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
16Chalcolestes parvidens (Artobolevsky, 1929) Preview
17Chalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
18Coenagrion hastulatum (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
19Coenagrion hylas (Trybom, 1889) Preview
20Coenagrion lunulatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
21Coenagrion mercuriale (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
22Coenagrion ornatum (Selys, 1850) Preview
23Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
24Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
25Coenagrion scitulum (Rambur, 1842) Preview
26Cordulegaster bidentata Selys, 1843 Preview
27Cordulegaster boltonii (Donovan, 1807) Preview
28Cordulegaster heros Theischinger, 1979 Preview
29Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
30Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832) Preview
31Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
32Epitheca bimaculata (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
33Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840) Preview
34Erythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823) Preview
35Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
36Gomphus pulchellus Selys, 1840 Preview
37Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
38Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
39Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
40Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
41Lestes dryas Kirby, 1890 Preview
42Lestes macrostigma (Eversmann, 1836) Preview
43Lestes sponsa (Hansemann, 1823) Preview
44Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
45Leucorrhinia albifrons (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
46Leucorrhinia caudalis (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
47Leucorrhinia dubia (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
48Leucorrhinia pectoralis (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
49Leucorrhinia rubicunda (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
50Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
51Libellula fulva Müller, 1764 Preview
52Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
53Nehalennia speciosa (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
54Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
55Ophiogomphus cecilia (Fourcroy, 1785) Preview
56Orthetrum albistylum (Selys, 1848) Preview
57Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837) Preview
58Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
59Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
60Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771) Preview
61Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776) Preview
62Somatochlora alpestris (Selys, 1840) Preview
63Somatochlora arctica (Zetterstedt, 1840) Preview
64Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
65Somatochlora meridionalis Nielsen, 1935 Preview
66Somatochlora metallica (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
67Stylurus flavipes (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
68Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
69Sympecma paedisca (Brauer, 1877) Preview
70Sympetrum danae (Sulzer, 1776) Preview
71Sympetrum depressiusculum (Selys, 1841) Preview
72Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
73Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840) Preview
74Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841) Preview
75Sympetrum pedemontanum (Müller in Allioni, 1766) Preview
76Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764) Preview
77Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
78Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview