Checklist Belarus; English common names

Below is a checklist of the 65 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Belarus. 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 scientific 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 Belarus by using the Previous (<==) and Next (==>) buttons at the bottom of each page. If you would prefer to see it sorted alphabetically on the English common 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.

#English common name
1Common Spreadwing (Lestes sponsa) Preview
2Robust Spreadwing (Lestes dryas) Preview
3Migrant Spreadwing (Lestes barbarus) Preview
4Small Spreadwing (Lestes virens) Preview
5Western Willow Spreadwing (Chalcolestes viridis) Preview
6Common Winter Damsel (Sympecma fusca) Preview
7Siberian Winter Damsel (Sympecma paedisca) Preview
8Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens) Preview
9Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo) Preview
10Blue Featherleg (Platycnemis pennipes) Preview
11Common Bluetail (Ischnura elegans) Preview
12Small Bluetail (Ischnura pumilio) Preview
13Common Bluet (Enallagma cyathigerum) Preview
14Variable Bluet (Coenagrion pulchellum) Preview
15Azure Bluet (Coenagrion puella) Preview
16Ornate Bluet (Coenagrion ornatum) Preview
17Spearhead Bluet (Coenagrion hastulatum) Preview
18Crescent Bluet (Coenagrion lunulatum) Preview
19Arctic Bluet (Coenagrion johanssoni) Preview
20Dark Bluet (Coenagrion armatum) Preview
21Large Redeye (Erythromma najas) Preview
22Small Redeye (Erythromma viridulum) Preview
23Large Red Damsel (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) Preview
24Sedgling (Nehalennia speciosa) Preview
25Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta) Preview
26Blue-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna affinis) Preview
27Green-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna isoceles) Preview
28Brown Hawker (Aeshna grandis) Preview
29Azure Hawker (Aeshna caerulea) Preview
30Blue Hawker (Aeshna cyanea) Preview
31Green Hawker (Aeshna viridis) Preview
32Moorland Hawker (Aeshna juncea) Preview
33Bog Hawker (Aeshna subarctica) Preview
34Siberian Hawker (Aeshna crenata) Preview
35Blue Emperor (Anax imperator) Preview
36Lesser Emperor (Anax parthenope) Preview
37Hairy Hawker (Brachytron pratense) Preview
38Common Clubtail (Gomphus vulgatissimus) Preview
39River Clubtail (Stylurus flavipes) Preview
40Green Snaketail (Ophiogomphus cecilia) Preview
41Small Pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus) Preview
42Common Goldenring (Cordulegaster boltonii) Preview
43Downy Emerald (Cordulia aenea) Preview
44Brilliant Emerald (Somatochlora metallica) Preview
45Yellow-Spotted Emerald (Somatochlora flavomaculata) Preview
46Northern Emerald (Somatochlora arctica) Preview
47Eurasian Baskettail (Epitheca bimaculata) Preview
48Four-Spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata) Preview
49Broad-Bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa) Preview
50Blue Chaser (Libellula fulva) Preview
51Black-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum) Preview
52White-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum albistylum) Preview
53Southern Skimmer (Orthetrum brunneum) Preview
54Small Whiteface (Leucorrhinia dubia) Preview
55Ruby Whiteface (Leucorrhinia rubicunda) Preview
56Yellow-Spotted Whiteface (Leucorrhinia pectoralis) Preview
57Dark Whiteface (Leucorrhinia albifrons) Preview
58Lilypad Whiteface (Leucorrhinia caudalis) Preview
59Black Darter (Sympetrum danae) Preview
60Banded Darter (Sympetrum pedemontanum) Preview
61Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum) Preview
62Spotted Darter (Sympetrum depressiusculum) Preview
63Yellow-Winged Darter (Sympetrum flaveolum) Preview
64Moustached Darter (Sympetrum vulgatum) Preview
65Wandering Glider (Pantala flavescens) Preview