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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 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 Bosnia Herzegovina 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 cyanea (Müller, 1764) Preview
3Aeshna grandis (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
4Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767) Preview
5Aeshna juncea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
6Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805 Preview
7Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
8Anax imperator Leach, 1815 Preview
9Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839) Preview
10Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764) Preview
11Caliaeschna microstigma (Schneider, 1845) Preview
12Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1780) Preview
13Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
14Ceriagrion tenellum (de Villers, 1789) Preview
15Chalcolestes parvidens (Artobolevsky, 1929) Preview
16Chalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
17Coenagrion hastulatum (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
18Coenagrion ornatum (Selys, 1850) Preview
19Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
20Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
21Coenagrion scitulum (Rambur, 1842) Preview
22Cordulegaster bidentata Selys, 1843 Preview
23Cordulegaster heros Theischinger, 1979 Preview
24Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
25Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832) Preview
26Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
27Epitheca bimaculata (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
28Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840) Preview
29Erythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823) Preview
30Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
31Gomphus schneiderii Selys, 1850 Preview
32Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
33Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
34Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
35Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
36Lestes dryas Kirby, 1890 Preview
37Lestes macrostigma (Eversmann, 1836) Preview
38Lestes sponsa (Hansemann, 1823) Preview
39Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
40Leucorrhinia pectoralis (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
41Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
42Libellula fulva Müller, 1764 Preview
43Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
44Lindenia tetraphylla (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
45Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
46Orthetrum albistylum (Selys, 1848) Preview
47Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837) Preview
48Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
49Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
50Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771) Preview
51Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776) Preview
52Selysiothemis nigra (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
53Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
54Somatochlora meridionalis Nielsen, 1935 Preview
55Somatochlora metallica (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
56Stylurus flavipes (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
57Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
58Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
59Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840) Preview
60Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841) Preview
61Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764) Preview
62Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
63Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview