Checklist Germany; scientific 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 German 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 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 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
5Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
6Chalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
7Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
8Sympecma paedisca (Brauer, 1877) Preview
9Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1780) Preview
10Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
11Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771) Preview
12Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
13Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
14Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
15Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
16Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
17Coenagrion mercuriale (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
18Coenagrion ornatum (Selys, 1850) Preview
19Coenagrion scitulum (Rambur, 1842) Preview
20Coenagrion hastulatum (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
21Coenagrion lunulatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
22Coenagrion hylas (Trybom, 1889) Preview
23Coenagrion armatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
24Erythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823) Preview
25Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
26Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840) Preview
27Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776) Preview
28Ceriagrion tenellum (de Villers, 1789) Preview
29Nehalennia speciosa (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
30Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805 Preview
31Aeshna affinis Vander Linden, 1820 Preview
32Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767) Preview
33Aeshna grandis (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
34Aeshna caerulea (Ström, 1783) Preview
35Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764) Preview
36Aeshna viridis Eversmann, 1836 Preview
37Aeshna juncea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
38Aeshna subarctica Walker, 1908 Preview
39Anax imperator Leach, 1815 Preview
40Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839) Preview
41Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
42Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764) Preview
43Boyeria irene (Fonscolombe, 1838) Preview
44Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
45Gomphus simillimus Selys, 1840 Preview
46Gomphus pulchellus Selys, 1840 Preview
47Stylurus flavipes (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
48Ophiogomphus cecilia (Fourcroy, 1785) Preview
49Onychogomphus uncatus (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
50Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
51Cordulegaster boltonii (Donovan, 1807) Preview
52Cordulegaster bidentata Selys, 1843 Preview
53Oxygastra curtisii (Dale, 1834) Preview
54Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
55Somatochlora metallica (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
56Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
57Somatochlora arctica (Zetterstedt, 1840) Preview
58Somatochlora alpestris (Selys, 1840) Preview
59Epitheca bimaculata (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
60Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
61Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
62Libellula fulva Müller, 1764 Preview
63Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
64Orthetrum albistylum (Selys, 1848) Preview
65Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
66Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837) Preview
67Leucorrhinia dubia (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
68Leucorrhinia rubicunda (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
69Leucorrhinia pectoralis (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
70Leucorrhinia albifrons (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
71Leucorrhinia caudalis (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
72Sympetrum danae (Sulzer, 1776) Preview
73Sympetrum pedemontanum (Müller in Allioni, 1766) Preview
74Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764) Preview
75Sympetrum depressiusculum (Selys, 1841) Preview
76Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
77Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840) Preview
78Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
79Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
80Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841) Preview
81Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832) Preview
82Pantala flavescens (Fabricius, 1798) Preview