Checklist Bulgaria; scientific names

Below is a checklist of the 71 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Bulgaria. 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 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
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
11Epallage fatime (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
12Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771) Preview
13Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
14Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
15Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
16Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
17Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
18Coenagrion ornatum (Selys, 1850) Preview
19Coenagrion scitulum (Rambur, 1842) Preview
20Coenagrion hastulatum (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
21Erythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823) Preview
22Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
23Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840) Preview
24Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776) Preview
25Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805 Preview
26Aeshna affinis Vander Linden, 1820 Preview
27Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767) Preview
28Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764) Preview
29Aeshna juncea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
30Aeshna subarctica Walker, 1908 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
37Stylurus flavipes (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
38Ophiogomphus cecilia (Fourcroy, 1785) Preview
39Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
40Lindenia tetraphylla (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
41Cordulegaster heros Theischinger, 1979 Preview
42Cordulegaster picta Selys, 1854 Preview
43Cordulegaster bidentata Selys, 1843 Preview
44Cordulegaster insignis Schneider, 1845 Preview
45Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
46Somatochlora metallica (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
47Somatochlora meridionalis Nielsen, 1935 Preview
48Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
49Somatochlora arctica (Zetterstedt, 1840) Preview
50Somatochlora borisi Marinov, 2001 Preview
51Epitheca bimaculata (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
52Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
53Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
54Libellula fulva Müller, 1764 Preview
55Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
56Orthetrum albistylum (Selys, 1848) Preview
57Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
58Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837) Preview
59Leucorrhinia dubia (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
60Leucorrhinia pectoralis (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
61Sympetrum pedemontanum (Müller in Allioni, 1766) Preview
62Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764) Preview
63Sympetrum depressiusculum (Selys, 1841) Preview
64Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
65Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840) Preview
66Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
67Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
68Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841) Preview
69Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832) Preview
70Selysiothemis nigra (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
71Pantala flavescens (Fabricius, 1798) Preview