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