Checklist for the Czech Republic; scientific 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 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 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 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 sponsa (Hansemann, 1823) Preview
2Lestes dryas Kirby, 1890 Preview
3Lestes macrostigma (Eversmann, 1836) Preview
4Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
5Chalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
6Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
7Sympecma paedisca (Brauer, 1877) Preview
8Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1780) Preview
9Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
10Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771) Preview
11Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
12Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
13Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
14Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
15Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
16Coenagrion ornatum (Selys, 1850) Preview
17Coenagrion scitulum (Rambur, 1842) Preview
18Coenagrion hastulatum (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
19Coenagrion lunulatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
20Erythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823) Preview
21Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
22Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840) Preview
23Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776) Preview
24Nehalennia speciosa (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
25Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805 Preview
26Aeshna affinis Vander Linden, 1820 Preview
27Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767) Preview
28Aeshna grandis (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
29Aeshna caerulea (Ström, 1783) Preview
30Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764) Preview
31Aeshna juncea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
32Aeshna subarctica Walker, 1908 Preview
33Anax imperator Leach, 1815 Preview
34Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839) Preview
35Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
36Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764) Preview
37Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
38Gomphus pulchellus Selys, 1840 Preview
39Stylurus flavipes (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
40Ophiogomphus cecilia (Fourcroy, 1785) Preview
41Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
42Cordulegaster boltonii (Donovan, 1807) Preview
43Cordulegaster heros Theischinger, 1979 Preview
44Cordulegaster bidentata Selys, 1843 Preview
45Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
46Somatochlora metallica (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
47Somatochlora meridionalis Nielsen, 1935 Preview
48Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
49Somatochlora arctica (Zetterstedt, 1840) Preview
50Somatochlora alpestris (Selys, 1840) Preview
51Epitheca bimaculata (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
52Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
53Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
54Libellula fulva Müller, 1764 Preview
55Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
56Orthetrum albistylum (Selys, 1848) Preview
57Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
58Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837) Preview
59Leucorrhinia dubia (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
60Leucorrhinia rubicunda (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
61Leucorrhinia pectoralis (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
62Leucorrhinia albifrons (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
63Leucorrhinia caudalis (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
64Sympetrum danae (Sulzer, 1776) Preview
65Sympetrum pedemontanum (Müller in Allioni, 1766) Preview
66Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764) Preview
67Sympetrum depressiusculum (Selys, 1841) Preview
68Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
69Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840) Preview
70Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
71Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
72Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841) Preview
73Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832) Preview