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 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 Bulgaria 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 isoceles (Müller, 1767) Preview
4Aeshna juncea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
5Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805 Preview
6Aeshna subarctica Walker, 1908 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
14Chalcolestes parvidens (Artobolevsky, 1929) Preview
15Chalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
16Coenagrion hastulatum (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
17Coenagrion ornatum (Selys, 1850) Preview
18Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
19Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
20Coenagrion scitulum (Rambur, 1842) Preview
21Cordulegaster bidentata Selys, 1843 Preview
22Cordulegaster heros Theischinger, 1979 Preview
23Cordulegaster insignis Schneider, 1845 Preview
24Cordulegaster picta Selys, 1854 Preview
25Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
26Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832) Preview
27Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
28Epallage fatime (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
29Epitheca bimaculata (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
30Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840) Preview
31Erythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823) Preview
32Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
33Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
34Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
35Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
36Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
37Lestes dryas Kirby, 1890 Preview
38Lestes macrostigma (Eversmann, 1836) Preview
39Lestes sponsa (Hansemann, 1823) Preview
40Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
41Leucorrhinia dubia (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
42Leucorrhinia pectoralis (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
43Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
44Libellula fulva Müller, 1764 Preview
45Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
46Lindenia tetraphylla (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
47Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
48Ophiogomphus cecilia (Fourcroy, 1785) Preview
49Orthetrum albistylum (Selys, 1848) Preview
50Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837) Preview
51Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
52Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
53Pantala flavescens (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
54Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771) Preview
55Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776) Preview
56Selysiothemis nigra (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
57Somatochlora arctica (Zetterstedt, 1840) Preview
58Somatochlora borisi Marinov, 2001 Preview
59Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
60Somatochlora meridionalis Nielsen, 1935 Preview
61Somatochlora metallica (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
62Stylurus flavipes (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
63Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
64Sympetrum depressiusculum (Selys, 1841) Preview
65Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
66Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840) Preview
67Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841) Preview
68Sympetrum pedemontanum (Müller in Allioni, 1766) Preview
69Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764) Preview
70Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
71Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview