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Checklist Switzerland; German common names

Below is a checklist of the dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Switzerland. It's based on Dijkstra and Lewington's Field Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Britain and Europe (2006), 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 French common names, the Italian common names, or the scientific names.


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