Checklist Denmark; English 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 Danish 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 English 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.

#English common name
1Common Spreadwing (Lestes sponsa) Preview
2Robust Spreadwing (Lestes dryas) Preview
3Migrant Spreadwing (Lestes barbarus) Preview
4Small Spreadwing (Lestes virens) Preview
5Western Willow Spreadwing (Chalcolestes viridis) Preview
6Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens) Preview
7Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo) Preview
8Blue Featherleg (Platycnemis pennipes) Preview
9Common Bluetail (Ischnura elegans) Preview
10Small Bluetail (Ischnura pumilio) Preview
11Common Bluet (Enallagma cyathigerum) Preview
12Variable Bluet (Coenagrion pulchellum) Preview
13Azure Bluet (Coenagrion puella) Preview
14Spearhead Bluet (Coenagrion hastulatum) Preview
15Crescent Bluet (Coenagrion lunulatum) Preview
16Dark Bluet (Coenagrion armatum) Preview
17Large Redeye (Erythromma najas) Preview
18Small Redeye (Erythromma viridulum) Preview
19Large Red Damsel (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) Preview
20Sedgling (Nehalennia speciosa) Preview
21Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta) Preview
22Blue-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna affinis) Preview
23Green-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna isoceles) Preview
24Brown Hawker (Aeshna grandis) Preview
25Blue Hawker (Aeshna cyanea) Preview
26Green Hawker (Aeshna viridis) Preview
27Moorland Hawker (Aeshna juncea) Preview
28Bog Hawker (Aeshna subarctica) Preview
29Baltic Hawker (Aeshna serrata) Preview
30Blue Emperor (Anax imperator) Preview
31Vagrant Emperor (Anax ephippiger) Preview
32Hairy Hawker (Brachytron pratense) Preview
33Common Clubtail (Gomphus vulgatissimus) Preview
34Green Snaketail (Ophiogomphus cecilia) Preview
35Small Pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus) Preview
36Common Goldenring (Cordulegaster boltonii) Preview
37Downy Emerald (Cordulia aenea) Preview
38Brilliant Emerald (Somatochlora metallica) Preview
39Yellow-Spotted Emerald (Somatochlora flavomaculata) Preview
40Northern Emerald (Somatochlora arctica) Preview
41Eurasian Baskettail (Epitheca bimaculata) Preview
42Four-Spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata) Preview
43Broad-Bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa) Preview
44Blue Chaser (Libellula fulva) Preview
45Black-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum) Preview
46Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens) Preview
47Small Whiteface (Leucorrhinia dubia) Preview
48Ruby Whiteface (Leucorrhinia rubicunda) Preview
49Yellow-Spotted Whiteface (Leucorrhinia pectoralis) Preview
50Dark Whiteface (Leucorrhinia albifrons) Preview
51Lilypad Whiteface (Leucorrhinia caudalis) Preview
52Black Darter (Sympetrum danae) Preview
53Banded Darter (Sympetrum pedemontanum) Preview
54Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum) Preview
55Yellow-Winged Darter (Sympetrum flaveolum) Preview
56Red-Veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii) Preview
57Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum) Preview
58Moustached Darter (Sympetrum vulgatum) Preview
59Broad Scarlet (Crocothemis erythraea) Preview