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.