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