Checklist Denmark; scientific 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 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 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 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 barbarus (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
4Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
5Chalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
6Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1780) Preview
7Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
8Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771) Preview
9Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
10Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
11Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
12Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
13Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
14Coenagrion hastulatum (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
15Coenagrion lunulatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
16Coenagrion armatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
17Erythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823) Preview
18Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
19Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776) Preview
20Nehalennia speciosa (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
21Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805 Preview
22Aeshna affinis Vander Linden, 1820 Preview
23Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767) Preview
24Aeshna grandis (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
25Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764) Preview
26Aeshna viridis Eversmann, 1836 Preview
27Aeshna juncea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
28Aeshna subarctica Walker, 1908 Preview
29Aeshna serrata Hagen, 1856 Preview
30Anax imperator Leach, 1815 Preview
31Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
32Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764) Preview
33Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
34Ophiogomphus cecilia (Fourcroy, 1785) Preview
35Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
36Cordulegaster boltonii (Donovan, 1807) Preview
37Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
38Somatochlora metallica (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
39Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
40Somatochlora arctica (Zetterstedt, 1840) Preview
41Epitheca bimaculata (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
42Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
43Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
44Libellula fulva Müller, 1764 Preview
45Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
46Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
47Leucorrhinia dubia (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
48Leucorrhinia rubicunda (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
49Leucorrhinia pectoralis (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
50Leucorrhinia albifrons (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
51Leucorrhinia caudalis (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
52Sympetrum danae (Sulzer, 1776) Preview
53Sympetrum pedemontanum (Müller in Allioni, 1766) Preview
54Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764) Preview
55Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
56Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840) Preview
57Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
58Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
59Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832) Preview