Checklist Cyprus; English common names

Below is a checklist of the 38 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Cyprus. 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 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 Cyprus by using the Previous (<==) and Next (==>) buttons at the bottom of each page. If you would prefer to see it sorted alphabetically on the English 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.

#English common name
1Dark Spreadwing (Lestes macrostigma) Preview
2Migrant Spreadwing (Lestes barbarus) Preview
3Eastern Willow Spreadwing (Chalcolestes parvidens) Preview
4Common Winter Damsel (Sympecma fusca) Preview
5Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens) Preview
6Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo) Preview
7Odalisque (Epallage fatime) Preview
8Common Bluetail (Ischnura elegans) Preview
9Small Bluetail (Ischnura pumilio) Preview
10Persian Bluetail (Ischnura intermedia) Preview
11Small Redeye (Erythromma viridulum) Preview
12Blue-Eye (Erythromma lindenii) Preview
13Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta) Preview
14Blue-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna affinis) Preview
15Green-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna isoceles) Preview
16Blue Emperor (Anax imperator) Preview
17Lesser Emperor (Anax parthenope) Preview
18Vagrant Emperor (Anax ephippiger) Preview
19Magnificent Emperor (Anax immaculifrons) Preview
20Eastern Spectre (Caliaeschna microstigma) Preview
21Small Pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus) Preview
22Black-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum) Preview
23Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens) Preview
24Southern Skimmer (Orthetrum brunneum) Preview
25Epaulet Skimmer (Orthetrum chrysostigma) Preview
26Small Skimmer (Orthetrum taeniolatum) Preview
27Slender Skimmer (Orthetrum sabina) Preview
28Red-Veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii) Preview
29Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum) Preview
30Southern Darter (Sympetrum meridionale) Preview
31Broad Scarlet (Crocothemis erythraea) Preview
32Violet Dropwing (Trithemis annulata) Preview
33Red-Veined Dropwing (Trithemis arteriosa) Preview
34Indigo Dropwing (Trithemis festiva) Preview
35Northern Banded Groundling (Brachythemis impartita) Preview
36Black Percher (Diplacodes lefebvrii) Preview
37Black Pennant (Selysiothemis nigra) Preview
38Wandering Glider (Pantala flavescens) Preview