Checklist for the Czech Republic; English common names

Below is a checklist of the 73 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Czech Republic. 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 Czech 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 Czech Republic 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
1Common Spreadwing (Lestes sponsa) Preview
2Robust Spreadwing (Lestes dryas) Preview
3Dark Spreadwing (Lestes macrostigma) Preview
4Migrant Spreadwing (Lestes barbarus) Preview
5Western Willow Spreadwing (Chalcolestes viridis) Preview
6Common Winter Damsel (Sympecma fusca) Preview
7Siberian Winter Damsel (Sympecma paedisca) Preview
8Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens) Preview
9Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo) Preview
10Blue Featherleg (Platycnemis pennipes) Preview
11Common Bluetail (Ischnura elegans) Preview
12Small Bluetail (Ischnura pumilio) Preview
13Common Bluet (Enallagma cyathigerum) Preview
14Variable Bluet (Coenagrion pulchellum) Preview
15Azure Bluet (Coenagrion puella) Preview
16Ornate Bluet (Coenagrion ornatum) Preview
17Dainty Bluet (Coenagrion scitulum) Preview
18Spearhead Bluet (Coenagrion hastulatum) Preview
19Crescent Bluet (Coenagrion lunulatum) Preview
20Large Redeye (Erythromma najas) Preview
21Small Redeye (Erythromma viridulum) Preview
22Blue-Eye (Erythromma lindenii) Preview
23Large Red Damsel (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) Preview
24Sedgling (Nehalennia speciosa) Preview
25Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta) Preview
26Blue-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna affinis) Preview
27Green-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna isoceles) Preview
28Brown Hawker (Aeshna grandis) Preview
29Azure Hawker (Aeshna caerulea) Preview
30Blue Hawker (Aeshna cyanea) Preview
31Moorland Hawker (Aeshna juncea) Preview
32Bog Hawker (Aeshna subarctica) Preview
33Blue Emperor (Anax imperator) Preview
34Lesser Emperor (Anax parthenope) Preview
35Vagrant Emperor (Anax ephippiger) Preview
36Hairy Hawker (Brachytron pratense) Preview
37Common Clubtail (Gomphus vulgatissimus) Preview
38Western Clubtail (Gomphus pulchellus) Preview
39River Clubtail (Stylurus flavipes) Preview
40Green Snaketail (Ophiogomphus cecilia) Preview
41Small Pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus) Preview
42Common Goldenring (Cordulegaster boltonii) Preview
43Balkan Goldenring (Cordulegaster heros) Preview
44Sombre Goldenring (Cordulegaster bidentata) Preview
45Downy Emerald (Cordulia aenea) Preview
46Brilliant Emerald (Somatochlora metallica) Preview
47Balkan Emerald (Somatochlora meridionalis) Preview
48Yellow-Spotted Emerald (Somatochlora flavomaculata) Preview
49Northern Emerald (Somatochlora arctica) Preview
50Alpine Emerald (Somatochlora alpestris) Preview
51Eurasian Baskettail (Epitheca bimaculata) Preview
52Four-Spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata) Preview
53Broad-Bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa) Preview
54Blue Chaser (Libellula fulva) Preview
55Black-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum) Preview
56White-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum albistylum) Preview
57Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens) Preview
58Southern Skimmer (Orthetrum brunneum) Preview
59Small Whiteface (Leucorrhinia dubia) Preview
60Ruby Whiteface (Leucorrhinia rubicunda) Preview
61Yellow-Spotted Whiteface (Leucorrhinia pectoralis) Preview
62Dark Whiteface (Leucorrhinia albifrons) Preview
63Lilypad Whiteface (Leucorrhinia caudalis) Preview
64Black Darter (Sympetrum danae) Preview
65Banded Darter (Sympetrum pedemontanum) Preview
66Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum) Preview
67Spotted Darter (Sympetrum depressiusculum) Preview
68Yellow-Winged Darter (Sympetrum flaveolum) Preview
69Red-Veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii) Preview
70Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum) Preview
71Moustached Darter (Sympetrum vulgatum) Preview
72Southern Darter (Sympetrum meridionale) Preview
73Broad Scarlet (Crocothemis erythraea) Preview