Checklist Denmark; Danish common names

Below is a checklist of the 59 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Denmark. 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 Denmark by using the Previous (<==) and Next (==>) buttons at the bottom of each page. If you would prefer to see it sorted alphabetically on the Danish 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.

#Danish common name
1Almindelig kobbervandnymfe (Lestes sponsa) Preview
2Sortmærket kobbervandnymfe (Lestes dryas) Preview
3Sydlig kobbervandnymfe (Lestes barbarus) Preview
4Lille kobbervandnymfe (Lestes virens) Preview
5Grøn kobbervandnymfe (Chalcolestes viridis) Preview
6Blåbåndet pragtvandnymfe (Calopteryx splendens) Preview
7Blåvinget pragtvandnymfe (Calopteryx virgo) Preview
8Fjerbenet vandnymfe (Platycnemis pennipes) Preview
9Stor farvevandnymfe (Ischnura elegans) Preview
10Lille farvevandnymfe (Ischnura pumilio) Preview
11Almindelig vandnymfe (Enallagma cyathigerum) Preview
12Flagermus-vandnymfe (Coenagrion pulchellum) Preview
13Hestesko-vandnymfe (Coenagrion puella) Preview
14Spyd-vandnymfe (Coenagrion hastulatum) Preview
15Måne-vandnymfe (Coenagrion lunulatum) Preview
16Hue-vandnymfe (Coenagrion armatum) Preview
17Rødøjet vandnymfe (Erythromma najas) Preview
18Lille rødøjet vandnymfe (Erythromma viridulum) Preview
19Rød vandnymfe (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) Preview
20Dværg-vandnymfe (Nehalennia speciosa) Preview
21Efterårs-mosaikguldsmed (Aeshna mixta) Preview
22Sydlig mosaikguldsmed (Aeshna affinis) Preview
23Kileplet-mosaikguldsmed (Aeshna isoceles) Preview
24Brun mosaikguldsmed (Aeshna grandis) Preview
25Blå mosaikguldsmed (Aeshna cyanea) Preview
26Grøn mosaikguldsmed (Aeshna viridis) Preview
27Siv-mosaikguldsmed (Aeshna juncea) Preview
28Højmose-mosaikguldsmed (Aeshna subarctica) Preview
29Baltisk mosaikguldsmed (Aeshna serrata) Preview
30Stor kejserguldsmed (Anax imperator) Preview
31Brun kejserguldsmed (Anax ephippiger) Preview
32Håret mosaikguldsmed (Brachytron pratense) Preview
33Almindelig flodguldsmed (Gomphus vulgatissimus) Preview
34Grøn kølleguldsmed (Ophiogomphus cecilia) Preview
35Lille tangguldsmed (Onychogomphus forcipatus) Preview
36Konge-guldsmed (Cordulegaster boltonii) Preview
37Grøn smaragdlibel (Cordulia aenea) Preview
38Glinsende smaragdlibel (Somatochlora metallica) Preview
39Plettet smaragdlibel (Somatochlora flavomaculata) Preview
40Arktisk smaragdlibel (Somatochlora arctica) Preview
41Toplettet falkelibel (Epitheca bimaculata) Preview
42Fireplettet libel (Libellula quadrimaculata) Preview
43Blå libel (Libellula depressa) Preview
44Spidsplettet libel (Libellula fulva) Preview
45Stor blåpil (Orthetrum cancellatum) Preview
46Lille blåpil (Orthetrum coerulescens) Preview
47Lille kærguldsmed (Leucorrhinia dubia) Preview
48Nordisk kærguldsmed (Leucorrhinia rubicunda) Preview
49Stor kærguldsmed (Leucorrhinia pectoralis) Preview
50Østlig kærguldsmed (Leucorrhinia albifrons) Preview
51Åkande kærguldsmed (Leucorrhinia caudalis) Preview
52Sort hedelibel (Sympetrum danae) Preview
53Båndet hedelibel (Sympetrum pedemontanum) Preview
54Blodrød hedelibel (Sympetrum sanguineum) Preview
55Gulvinget hedelibel (Sympetrum flaveolum) Preview
56Rødåret hedelibel (Sympetrum fonscolombii) Preview
57Stor hedelibel (Sympetrum striolatum) Preview
58Almindelig hedelibel (Sympetrum vulgatum) Preview
59Flammelibel (Crocothemis erythraea) Preview