Checklist Cyprus; scientific 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 English common 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 species' scientific 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.

#Scientific name
1Lestes macrostigma (Eversmann, 1836) Preview
2Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
3Chalcolestes parvidens (Artobolevsky, 1929) Preview
4Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
5Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1780) Preview
6Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
7Epallage fatime (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
8Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
9Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
10Ischnura intermedia Dumont, 1974 Preview
11Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
12Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840) Preview
13Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805 Preview
14Aeshna affinis Vander Linden, 1820 Preview
15Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767) Preview
16Anax imperator Leach, 1815 Preview
17Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839) Preview
18Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
19Anax immaculifrons Rambur, 1842 Preview
20Caliaeschna microstigma (Schneider, 1845) Preview
21Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
22Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
23Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
24Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837) Preview
25Orthetrum chrysostigma (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
26Orthetrum taeniolatum (Schneider, 1845) Preview
27Orthetrum sabina (Drury, 1773) Preview
28Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840) Preview
29Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
30Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841) Preview
31Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832) Preview
32Trithemis annulata (Palisot de Beauvois, 1807) Preview
33Trithemis arteriosa (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
34Trithemis festiva (Rambur, 1842) Preview
35Brachythemis impartita (Karsch, 1890) Preview
36Diplacodes lefebvrii (Rambur, 1842) Preview
37Selysiothemis nigra (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
38Pantala flavescens (Fabricius, 1798) Preview