Checklist Bulgaria; scientific names

Below is a checklist of the 71 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Bulgaria. 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 Bulgarian 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 Bulgaria 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)
3Epallage fatime (Charpentier, 1840)
4Lestes sponsa (Hansemann, 1823)
5Lestes dryas Kirby, 1890
6Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798)
7Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825)
8Lestes macrostigma (Eversmann, 1836)
9Chalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825)
10Chalcolestes parvidens (Artobolevskii, 1929)
11Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820)
12Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820)
13Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825)
14Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840)
15Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825)
16Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758)
17Coenagrion ornatum (Selys, 1850)
18Coenagrion scitulum (Rambur, 1842)
19Coenagrion hastulatum (Charpentier, 1825)
20Erythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823)
21Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840)
22Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840)
23Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776)
24Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771)
25Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805
26Aeshna affinis Vander Linden, 1820
27Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767)
28Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764)
29Aeshna juncea (Linnaeus, 1758)
30Aeshna subarctica Walker, 1908
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 flavipes (Charpentier, 1825)
38Ophiogomphus cecilia (Geoffroy in Fourcroy, 1785)
39Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
40Lindenia tetraphylla (Vander Linden, 1825)
41Cordulegaster heros Theischinger, 1979
42Cordulegaster picta Selys, 1854
43Cordulegaster bidentata Selys, 1843
44Cordulegaster insignis Schneider, 1845
45Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758)
46Somatochlora metallica (Vander Linden, 1825)
47Somatochlora meridionalis Nielsen, 1935
48Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825)
49Somatochlora arctica (Zetterstedt, 1840)
50Somatochlora borisi Marinov, 2001
51Epitheca bimaculata (Charpentier, 1825)
52Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758
53Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758
54Libellula fulva Müller, 1764
55Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758)
56Orthetrum albistylum (Selys, 1848)
57Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798)
58Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837)
59Leucorrhinia dubia (Vander Linden, 1825)
60Leucorrhinia pectoralis (Charpentier, 1825)
61Sympetrum pedemontanum (Müller in Allioni, 1766)
62Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764)
63Sympetrum depressiusculum (Selys, 1841)
64Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758)
65Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840)
66Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840)
67Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758)
68Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841)
69Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832)
70Selysiothemis nigra (Vander Linden, 1825)
71Pantala flavescens (Fabricius, 1798)