Checklist Switzerland; German common names

Below is a checklist of the 78 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Switzerland. 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 French common names, the Italian common names, or 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 Switzerland by using the Previous (<==) and Next (==>) buttons at the bottom of each page. If you would prefer to see it sorted alphabetically on the German 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.

#German common name
1Gemeine Binsenjungfer (Lestes sponsa) Preview
2Glänzende Binsenjungfer (Lestes dryas) Preview
3Südliche Binsenjungfer (Lestes barbarus) Preview
4Kleine Binsenjungfer (Lestes virens) Preview
5Westliche Weidenjungfer (Chalcolestes viridis) Preview
6Gemeine Winterlibelle (Sympecma fusca) Preview
7Sibirische Winterlibelle (Sympecma paedisca) Preview
8Gebänderte Prachtlibelle (Calopteryx splendens) Preview
9Blauflügel-Prachtlibelle (Calopteryx virgo) Preview
10Blaue Federlibelle (Platycnemis pennipes) Preview
11Grosse Pechlibelle (Ischnura elegans) Preview
12Kleine Pechlibelle (Ischnura pumilio) Preview
13Gemeine Becherjungfer (Enallagma cyathigerum) Preview
14Fledermaus-Azurjungfer (Coenagrion pulchellum) Preview
15Hufeisen-Azurjungfer (Coenagrion puella) Preview
16Helm-Azurjungfer (Coenagrion mercuriale) Preview
17Vogel-Azurjungfer (Coenagrion ornatum) Preview
18Gabel-Azurjungfer (Coenagrion scitulum) Preview
19Speer-Azurjungfer (Coenagrion hastulatum) Preview
20Mond-Azurjungfer (Coenagrion lunulatum) Preview
21Grosses Granatauge (Erythromma najas) Preview
22Kleines Granatauge (Erythromma viridulum) Preview
23Saphirauge (Erythromma lindenii) Preview
24Frühe Adonislibelle (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) Preview
25Zarte Rubinjungfer (Ceriagrion tenellum) Preview
26Zwerglibelle (Nehalennia speciosa) Preview
27Herbst-Mosaikjungfer (Aeshna mixta) Preview
28Südliche Mosaikjungfer (Aeshna affinis) Preview
29Keilfleck-Mosaikjungfer (Aeshna isoceles) Preview
30Braune Mosaikjungfer (Aeshna grandis) Preview
31Alpen-Mosaikjungfer (Aeshna caerulea) Preview
32Blaugrüne Mosaikjungfer (Aeshna cyanea) Preview
33Torf-Mosaikjungfer (Aeshna juncea) Preview
34Hochmoor-Mosaikjungfer (Aeshna subarctica) Preview
35Grosse Königslibelle (Anax imperator) Preview
36Kleine Königslibelle (Anax parthenope) Preview
37Schabracken-Königslibelle (Anax ephippiger) Preview
38Früher Schilfjäger (Brachytron pratense) Preview
39Westliche Geisterlibelle (Boyeria irene) Preview
40Gemeine Keiljungfer (Gomphus vulgatissimus) Preview
41Gelbe Keiljungfer (Gomphus simillimus) Preview
42Westliche Keiljungfer (Gomphus pulchellus) Preview
43Asiatische Keiljungfer (Stylurus flavipes) Preview
44Grüne Flussjungfer (Ophiogomphus cecilia) Preview
45Grosse Zangenlibelle (Onychogomphus uncatus) Preview
46Kleine Zangenlibelle (Onychogomphus forcipatus) Preview
47Zweigestreifte Quelljungfer (Cordulegaster boltonii) Preview
48Gestreifte Quelljungfer (Cordulegaster bidentata) Preview
49Gekielter Flussfalke (Oxygastra curtisii) Preview
50Falkenlibelle (Cordulia aenea) Preview
51Glänzende Smaragdlibelle (Somatochlora metallica) Preview
52Gefleckte Smaragdlibelle (Somatochlora flavomaculata) Preview
53Arktische Smaragdlibelle (Somatochlora arctica) Preview
54Alpen-Smaragdlibelle (Somatochlora alpestris) Preview
55Zweifleck (Epitheca bimaculata) Preview
56Vierfleck (Libellula quadrimaculata) Preview
57Plattbauch (Libellula depressa) Preview
58Spitzenfleck (Libellula fulva) Preview
59Grosser Blaupfeil (Orthetrum cancellatum) Preview
60Östlicher Blaupfeil (Orthetrum albistylum) Preview
61Kleiner Blaupfeil (Orthetrum coerulescens) Preview
62Südlicher Blaupfeil (Orthetrum brunneum) Preview
63Kleine Moosjungfer (Leucorrhinia dubia) Preview
64Nordische Moosjungfer (Leucorrhinia rubicunda) Preview
65Grosse Moosjungfer (Leucorrhinia pectoralis) Preview
66Östliche Moosjungfer (Leucorrhinia albifrons) Preview
67Zierliche Moosjungfer (Leucorrhinia caudalis) Preview
68Schwarze Heidelibelle (Sympetrum danae) Preview
69Gebänderte Heidelibelle (Sympetrum pedemontanum) Preview
70Blutrote Heidelibelle (Sympetrum sanguineum) Preview
71Sumpf-Heidelibelle (Sympetrum depressiusculum) Preview
72Gefleckte Heidelibelle (Sympetrum flaveolum) Preview
73Frühe Heidelibelle (Sympetrum fonscolombii) Preview
74Grosse Heidelibelle (Sympetrum striolatum) Preview
75Gemeine Heidelibelle (Sympetrum vulgatum) Preview
76Südliche Heidelibelle (Sympetrum meridionale) Preview
77Feuerlibelle (Crocothemis erythraea) Preview
78Wanderlibelle (Pantala flavescens) Preview