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 alphabetically on the Danish common names. 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 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.

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