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 alphabetically on the species' scientific 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.

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