Checklist Belarus; scientific 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 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 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 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 barbarus (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
4Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
5Chalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
6Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
7Sympecma paedisca (Brauer, 1877) Preview
8Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1780) Preview
9Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
10Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771) Preview
11Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
12Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
13Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
14Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
15Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
16Coenagrion ornatum (Selys, 1850) Preview
17Coenagrion hastulatum (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
18Coenagrion lunulatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
19Coenagrion johanssoni (Wallengren, 1894) Preview
20Coenagrion armatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
21Erythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823) Preview
22Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
23Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776) Preview
24Nehalennia speciosa (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
25Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805 Preview
26Aeshna affinis Vander Linden, 1820 Preview
27Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767) Preview
28Aeshna grandis (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
29Aeshna caerulea (Ström, 1783) Preview
30Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764) Preview
31Aeshna viridis Eversmann, 1836 Preview
32Aeshna juncea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
33Aeshna subarctica Walker, 1908 Preview
34Aeshna crenata Hagen, 1856 Preview
35Anax imperator Leach, 1815 Preview
36Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839) Preview
37Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764) Preview
38Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
39Stylurus flavipes (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
40Ophiogomphus cecilia (Fourcroy, 1785) Preview
41Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
42Cordulegaster boltonii (Donovan, 1807) Preview
43Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
44Somatochlora metallica (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
45Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
46Somatochlora arctica (Zetterstedt, 1840) Preview
47Epitheca bimaculata (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
48Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
49Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
50Libellula fulva Müller, 1764 Preview
51Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
52Orthetrum albistylum (Selys, 1848) Preview
53Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837) Preview
54Leucorrhinia dubia (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
55Leucorrhinia rubicunda (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
56Leucorrhinia pectoralis (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
57Leucorrhinia albifrons (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
58Leucorrhinia caudalis (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
59Sympetrum danae (Sulzer, 1776) Preview
60Sympetrum pedemontanum (Müller in Allioni, 1766) Preview
61Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764) Preview
62Sympetrum depressiusculum (Selys, 1841) Preview
63Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
64Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
65Pantala flavescens (Fabricius, 1798) Preview