Checklist for the Czech Republic; scientific names

Below is a checklist of the 72 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Czech Republic. It's based on Dijkstra and Lewington's Field Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Britain and Europe (2006), 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
2Aeshna caerulea (Ström, 1783)
3Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764)
4Aeshna grandis (Linnaeus, 1758)
5Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767)
6Aeshna juncea (Linnaeus, 1758)
7Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805
8Aeshna subarctica Walker, 1908
9Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839)
10Anax imperator Leach, 1815
11Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839)
12Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764)
13Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1782)
14Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758)
15Chalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825)
16Coenagrion hastulatum (Charpentier, 1825)
17Coenagrion lunulatum (Charpentier, 1840)
18Coenagrion ornatum (Selys, 1850)
19Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758)
20Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825)
21Coenagrion scitulum (Rambur, 1842)
22Cordulegaster bidentata Selys, 1843
23Cordulegaster boltonii (Donovan, 1807)
24Cordulegaster heros Theischinger, 1979
25Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758)
26Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832)
27Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840)
28Epitheca bimaculata (Charpentier, 1825)
29Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840)
30Erythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823)
31Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840)
32Gomphus flavipes (Charpentier, 1825)
33Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758)
34Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820)
35Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825)
36Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798)
37Lestes dryas Kirby, 1890
38Lestes macrostigma (Eversmann, 1836)
39Lestes sponsa (Hansemann, 1823)
40Leucorrhinia albifrons (Burmeister, 1839)
41Leucorrhinia caudalis (Charpentier, 1840)
42Leucorrhinia dubia (Vander Linden, 1825)
43Leucorrhinia pectoralis (Charpentier, 1825)
44Leucorrhinia rubicunda (Linnaeus, 1758)
45Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758
46Libellula fulva Müller, 1764
47Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758
48Nehalennia speciosa (Charpentier, 1840)
49Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
50Ophiogomphus cecilia (Geoffroy in Fourcroy, 1785)
51Orthetrum albistylum (Selys, 1848)
52Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837)
53Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758)
54Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798)
55Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771)
56Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776)
57Somatochlora alpestris (Selys, 1840)
58Somatochlora arctica (Zetterstedt, 1840)
59Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825)
60Somatochlora meridionalis Nielsen, 1935
61Somatochlora metallica (Vander Linden, 1825)
62Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820)
63Sympecma paedisca (Brauer, 1877)
64Sympetrum danae (Sulzer, 1776)
65Sympetrum depressiusculum (Selys, 1841)
66Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758)
67Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840)
68Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841)
69Sympetrum pedemontanum (Müller in Allioni, 1766)
70Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764)
71Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840)
72Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758)