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 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 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.

#Scientific name
1Aeshna affinis Vander Linden, 1820 Preview
2Aeshna caerulea (Ström, 1783) Preview
3Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764) Preview
4Aeshna grandis (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
5Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767) Preview
6Aeshna juncea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
7Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805 Preview
8Aeshna subarctica Walker, 1908 Preview
9Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
10Anax imperator Leach, 1815 Preview
11Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839) Preview
12Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764) Preview
13Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1780) Preview
14Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
15Chalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
16Coenagrion hastulatum (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
17Coenagrion lunulatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
18Coenagrion ornatum (Selys, 1850) Preview
19Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
20Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
21Coenagrion scitulum (Rambur, 1842) Preview
22Cordulegaster bidentata Selys, 1843 Preview
23Cordulegaster boltonii (Donovan, 1807) Preview
24Cordulegaster heros Theischinger, 1979 Preview
25Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
26Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832) Preview
27Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
28Epitheca bimaculata (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
29Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840) Preview
30Erythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823) Preview
31Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
32Gomphus pulchellus Selys, 1840 Preview
33Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
34Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
35Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
36Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
37Lestes dryas Kirby, 1890 Preview
38Lestes macrostigma (Eversmann, 1836) Preview
39Lestes sponsa (Hansemann, 1823) Preview
40Leucorrhinia albifrons (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
41Leucorrhinia caudalis (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
42Leucorrhinia dubia (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
43Leucorrhinia pectoralis (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
44Leucorrhinia rubicunda (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
45Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
46Libellula fulva Müller, 1764 Preview
47Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
48Nehalennia speciosa (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
49Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
50Ophiogomphus cecilia (Fourcroy, 1785) Preview
51Orthetrum albistylum (Selys, 1848) Preview
52Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837) Preview
53Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
54Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
55Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771) Preview
56Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776) Preview
57Somatochlora alpestris (Selys, 1840) Preview
58Somatochlora arctica (Zetterstedt, 1840) Preview
59Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
60Somatochlora meridionalis Nielsen, 1935 Preview
61Somatochlora metallica (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
62Stylurus flavipes (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
63Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
64Sympecma paedisca (Brauer, 1877) Preview
65Sympetrum danae (Sulzer, 1776) Preview
66Sympetrum depressiusculum (Selys, 1841) Preview
67Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
68Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840) Preview
69Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841) Preview
70Sympetrum pedemontanum (Müller in Allioni, 1766) Preview
71Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764) Preview
72Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
73Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview