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Checklist Germany; German common names

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