Checklist Germany; German common names

Below is a checklist of the 82 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Germany. 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 English 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 Germany by using the Previous (<==) and Next (==>) buttons at the bottom of each page. If you would prefer to see it sorted alphabetically on the German 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.

#German common name
1Gemeine Binsenjungfer (Lestes sponsa) Preview
2Glänzende Binsenjungfer (Lestes dryas) Preview
3Dunkle Binsenjungfer (Lestes macrostigma) Preview
4Südliche Binsenjungfer (Lestes barbarus) Preview
5Kleine Binsenjungfer (Lestes virens) Preview
6Westliche Weidenjungfer (Chalcolestes viridis) Preview
7Gemeine Winterlibelle (Sympecma fusca) Preview
8Sibirische Winterlibelle (Sympecma paedisca) Preview
9Gebänderte Prachtlibelle (Calopteryx splendens) Preview
10Blauflügel-Prachtlibelle (Calopteryx virgo) Preview
11Blaue Federlibelle (Platycnemis pennipes) Preview
12Grosse Pechlibelle (Ischnura elegans) Preview
13Kleine Pechlibelle (Ischnura pumilio) Preview
14Gemeine Becherjungfer (Enallagma cyathigerum) Preview
15Fledermaus-Azurjungfer (Coenagrion pulchellum) Preview
16Hufeisen-Azurjungfer (Coenagrion puella) Preview
17Helm-Azurjungfer (Coenagrion mercuriale) Preview
18Vogel-Azurjungfer (Coenagrion ornatum) Preview
19Gabel-Azurjungfer (Coenagrion scitulum) Preview
20Speer-Azurjungfer (Coenagrion hastulatum) Preview
21Mond-Azurjungfer (Coenagrion lunulatum) Preview
22Sibirische Azurjungfer (Coenagrion hylas) Preview
23Hauben-Azurjungfer (Coenagrion armatum) Preview
24Grosses Granatauge (Erythromma najas) Preview
25Kleines Granatauge (Erythromma viridulum) Preview
26Saphirauge (Erythromma lindenii) Preview
27Frühe Adonislibelle (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) Preview
28Zarte Rubinjungfer (Ceriagrion tenellum) Preview
29Zwerglibelle (Nehalennia speciosa) Preview
30Herbst-Mosaikjungfer (Aeshna mixta) Preview
31Südliche Mosaikjungfer (Aeshna affinis) Preview
32Keilfleck-Mosaikjungfer (Aeshna isoceles) Preview
33Braune Mosaikjungfer (Aeshna grandis) Preview
34Alpen-Mosaikjungfer (Aeshna caerulea) Preview
35Blaugrüne Mosaikjungfer (Aeshna cyanea) Preview
36Grüne Mosaikjungfer (Aeshna viridis) Preview
37Torf-Mosaikjungfer (Aeshna juncea) Preview
38Hochmoor-Mosaikjungfer (Aeshna subarctica) Preview
39Grosse Königslibelle (Anax imperator) Preview
40Kleine Königslibelle (Anax parthenope) Preview
41Schabracken-Königslibelle (Anax ephippiger) Preview
42Früher Schilfjäger (Brachytron pratense) Preview
43Westliche Geisterlibelle (Boyeria irene) Preview
44Gemeine Keiljungfer (Gomphus vulgatissimus) Preview
45Gelbe Keiljungfer (Gomphus simillimus) Preview
46Westliche Keiljungfer (Gomphus pulchellus) Preview
47Asiatische Keiljungfer (Stylurus flavipes) Preview
48Grüne Flussjungfer (Ophiogomphus cecilia) Preview
49Grosse Zangenlibelle (Onychogomphus uncatus) Preview
50Kleine Zangenlibelle (Onychogomphus forcipatus) Preview
51Zweigestreifte Quelljungfer (Cordulegaster boltonii) Preview
52Gestreifte Quelljungfer (Cordulegaster bidentata) Preview
53Gekielter Flussfalke (Oxygastra curtisii) Preview
54Falkenlibelle (Cordulia aenea) Preview
55Glänzende Smaragdlibelle (Somatochlora metallica) Preview
56Gefleckte Smaragdlibelle (Somatochlora flavomaculata) Preview
57Arktische Smaragdlibelle (Somatochlora arctica) Preview
58Alpen-Smaragdlibelle (Somatochlora alpestris) Preview
59Zweifleck (Epitheca bimaculata) Preview
60Vierfleck (Libellula quadrimaculata) Preview
61Plattbauch (Libellula depressa) Preview
62Spitzenfleck (Libellula fulva) Preview
63Grosser Blaupfeil (Orthetrum cancellatum) Preview
64Östlicher Blaupfeil (Orthetrum albistylum) Preview
65Kleiner Blaupfeil (Orthetrum coerulescens) Preview
66Südlicher Blaupfeil (Orthetrum brunneum) Preview
67Kleine Moosjungfer (Leucorrhinia dubia) Preview
68Nordische Moosjungfer (Leucorrhinia rubicunda) Preview
69Grosse Moosjungfer (Leucorrhinia pectoralis) Preview
70Östliche Moosjungfer (Leucorrhinia albifrons) Preview
71Zierliche Moosjungfer (Leucorrhinia caudalis) Preview
72Schwarze Heidelibelle (Sympetrum danae) Preview
73Gebänderte Heidelibelle (Sympetrum pedemontanum) Preview
74Blutrote Heidelibelle (Sympetrum sanguineum) Preview
75Sumpf-Heidelibelle (Sympetrum depressiusculum) Preview
76Gefleckte Heidelibelle (Sympetrum flaveolum) Preview
77Frühe Heidelibelle (Sympetrum fonscolombii) Preview
78Grosse Heidelibelle (Sympetrum striolatum) Preview
79Gemeine Heidelibelle (Sympetrum vulgatum) Preview
80Südliche Heidelibelle (Sympetrum meridionale) Preview
81Feuerlibelle (Crocothemis erythraea) Preview
82Wanderlibelle (Pantala flavescens) Preview