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, 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.

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
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
9Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1780) Preview
10Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
11Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771) Preview
12Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
13Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
14Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
15Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
16Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
17Coenagrion ornatum (Selys, 1850) Preview
18Coenagrion scitulum (Rambur, 1842) Preview
19Coenagrion hastulatum (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
20Erythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823) Preview
21Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
22Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840) Preview
23Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776) Preview
24Ceriagrion tenellum (de Villers, 1789) Preview
25Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805 Preview
26Aeshna affinis Vander Linden, 1820 Preview
27Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767) Preview
28Aeshna grandis (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
29Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764) Preview
30Aeshna juncea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
31Anax imperator Leach, 1815 Preview
32Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839) Preview
33Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
34Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764) Preview
35Caliaeschna microstigma (Schneider, 1845) Preview
36Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
37Gomphus schneiderii Selys, 1850 Preview
38Stylurus flavipes (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
39Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
40Lindenia tetraphylla (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
41Cordulegaster heros Theischinger, 1979 Preview
42Cordulegaster bidentata Selys, 1843 Preview
43Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
44Somatochlora metallica (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
45Somatochlora meridionalis Nielsen, 1935 Preview
46Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
47Epitheca bimaculata (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
48Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
49Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
50Libellula fulva Müller, 1764 Preview
51Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
52Orthetrum albistylum (Selys, 1848) Preview
53Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
54Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837) Preview
55Leucorrhinia pectoralis (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
56Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764) Preview
57Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
58Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840) Preview
59Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
60Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
61Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841) Preview
62Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832) Preview
63Selysiothemis nigra (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview