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 alphabetically on the English common names. 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 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.

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