Checklist Switzerland; French 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 German 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 French 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.

#French common name
1Leste fiancé (Lestes sponsa) Preview
2Leste des bois (Lestes dryas) Preview
3Leste sauvage (Lestes barbarus) Preview
4Leste verdoyant (Lestes virens) Preview
5Leste vert (Chalcolestes viridis) Preview
6Leste brun (Sympecma fusca) Preview
7Leste enfant (Sympecma paedisca) Preview
8Caloptéryx éclatant (Calopteryx splendens) Preview
9Caloptéryx vierge (Calopteryx virgo) Preview
10Agrion à larges pattes (Platycnemis pennipes) Preview
11Agrion élégant (Ischnura elegans) Preview
12Agrion nain (Ischnura pumilio) Preview
13Agrion porte-coupe (Enallagma cyathigerum) Preview
14Agrion joli (Coenagrion pulchellum) Preview
15Agrion jouvencelle (Coenagrion puella) Preview
16Agrion de Mercure (Coenagrion mercuriale) Preview
17Agrion orné (Coenagrion ornatum) Preview
18Agrion mignon (Coenagrion scitulum) Preview
19Agrion à fer de lance (Coenagrion hastulatum) Preview
20Agrion à lunules (Coenagrion lunulatum) Preview
21Naïade aux yeux rouges (Erythromma najas) Preview
22Naïade au corps vert (Erythromma viridulum) Preview
23Agrion de Vander Linden (Erythromma lindenii) Preview
24Petite nymphe au corps de feu (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) Preview
25Agrion délicat (Ceriagrion tenellum) Preview
26Déesse précieuse (Nehalennia speciosa) Preview
27Aeschne mixte (Aeshna mixta) Preview
28Aeschne affine (Aeshna affinis) Preview
29Aeschne isocèle (Aeshna isoceles) Preview
30Grande Aeschne (Aeshna grandis) Preview
31Aeschne azurée (Aeshna caerulea) Preview
32Aeschne bleue (Aeshna cyanea) Preview
33Aeschne des joncs (Aeshna juncea) Preview
34Aeschne subarctique (Aeshna subarctica) Preview
35Anax empereur (Anax imperator) Preview
36Anax napolitain (Anax parthenope) Preview
37Anax porte-selle (Anax ephippiger) Preview
38Aeschne printanière (Brachytron pratense) Preview
39Aeschne paisible (Boyeria irene) Preview
40Gomphe vulgaire (Gomphus vulgatissimus) Preview
41Gomphe semblable (Gomphus simillimus) Preview
42Gomphe joli (Gomphus pulchellus) Preview
43Gomphe à pattes jaunes (Stylurus flavipes) Preview
44Gomphe serpentin (Ophiogomphus cecilia) Preview
45Gomphe à crochets (Onychogomphus uncatus) Preview
46Gomphe à forceps (Onychogomphus forcipatus) Preview
47Cordulégastre à front jaune (Cordulegaster boltonii) Preview
48Cordulégastre bidenté (Cordulegaster bidentata) Preview
49Cordulie à corps fin (Oxygastra curtisii) Preview
50Cordulie bronzée (Cordulia aenea) Preview
51Cordulie métallique (Somatochlora metallica) Preview
52Cordulie à taches jaunes (Somatochlora flavomaculata) Preview
53Cordulie arctique (Somatochlora arctica) Preview
54Cordulie alpestre (Somatochlora alpestris) Preview
55Epithèque bimaculée (Epitheca bimaculata) Preview
56Libellule quadrimaculée (Libellula quadrimaculata) Preview
57Libellule déprimée (Libellula depressa) Preview
58Libellule fauve (Libellula fulva) Preview
59Orthétrum réticulé (Orthetrum cancellatum) Preview
60Orthétrum à stylets blancs (Orthetrum albistylum) Preview
61Orthétrum bleuissant (Orthetrum coerulescens) Preview
62Orthétrum brun (Orthetrum brunneum) Preview
63Leucorrhine douteuse (Leucorrhinia dubia) Preview
64Leucorrhine rubiconde (Leucorrhinia rubicunda) Preview
65Leucorrhine à gros thorax (Leucorrhinia pectoralis) Preview
66Leucorrhine à front blanc (Leucorrhinia albifrons) Preview
67Leucorrhine à large queue (Leucorrhinia caudalis) Preview
68Sympétrum noir (Sympetrum danae) Preview
69Sympétrum du Piémont (Sympetrum pedemontanum) Preview
70Sympétrum sanguin (Sympetrum sanguineum) Preview
71Sympétrum déprimé (Sympetrum depressiusculum) Preview
72Sympétrum jaune d'or (Sympetrum flaveolum) Preview
73Sympétrum de Fonscolombe (Sympetrum fonscolombii) Preview
74Sympétrum fascié (Sympetrum striolatum) Preview
75Sympétrum vulgaire (Sympetrum vulgatum) Preview
76Sympétrum méridional (Sympetrum meridionale) Preview
77Crocothémis écarlate (Crocothemis erythraea) Preview
78Libellule Globe-trotter (Pantala flavescens) Preview