Checklist Bosnia Herzegovina; scientific names

Below is a checklist of the 63 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Bosnia Herzegovina. It's based on Dijkstra and Lewington's Field Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Britain and Europe (2006), 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 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 Bosnia Herzegovina 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
1Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1782)
2Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758)
3Lestes sponsa (Hansemann, 1823)
4Lestes dryas Kirby, 1890
5Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798)
6Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825)
7Lestes macrostigma (Eversmann, 1836)
8Chalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825)
9Chalcolestes parvidens (Artobolevskii, 1929)
10Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820)
11Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820)
12Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825)
13Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840)
14Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825)
15Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758)
16Coenagrion ornatum (Selys, 1850)
17Coenagrion scitulum (Rambur, 1842)
18Coenagrion hastulatum (Charpentier, 1825)
19Erythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823)
20Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840)
21Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840)
22Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776)
23Ceriagrion tenellum (de Villers, 1789)
24Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771)
25Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805
26Aeshna affinis Vander Linden, 1820
27Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767)
28Aeshna grandis (Linnaeus, 1758)
29Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764)
30Aeshna juncea (Linnaeus, 1758)
31Anax imperator Leach, 1815
32Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839)
33Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839)
34Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764)
35Caliaeschna microstigma (Schneider, 1845)
36Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758)
37Gomphus schneiderii Selys, 1850
38Gomphus flavipes (Charpentier, 1825)
39Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
40Lindenia tetraphylla (Vander Linden, 1825)
41Cordulegaster heros Theischinger, 1979
42Cordulegaster bidentata Selys, 1843
43Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758)
44Somatochlora metallica (Vander Linden, 1825)
45Somatochlora meridionalis Nielsen, 1935
46Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825)
47Epitheca bimaculata (Charpentier, 1825)
48Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758
49Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758
50Libellula fulva Müller, 1764
51Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758)
52Orthetrum albistylum (Selys, 1848)
53Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798)
54Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837)
55Leucorrhinia pectoralis (Charpentier, 1825)
56Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764)
57Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758)
58Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840)
59Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840)
60Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758)
61Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841)
62Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832)
63Selysiothemis nigra (Vander Linden, 1825)