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 alphabetically on the species' scientific 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.

#Scientific name
1Aeshna affinis Vander Linden, 1820 Preview
2Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764) Preview
3Aeshna grandis (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
4Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767) Preview
5Aeshna juncea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
6Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805 Preview
7Aeshna serrata Hagen, 1856 Preview
8Aeshna subarctica Walker, 1908 Preview
9Aeshna viridis Eversmann, 1836 Preview
10Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
11Anax imperator Leach, 1815 Preview
12Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764) Preview
13Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1780) Preview
14Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
15Chalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
16Coenagrion armatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
17Coenagrion hastulatum (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
18Coenagrion lunulatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
19Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
20Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
21Cordulegaster boltonii (Donovan, 1807) Preview
22Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
23Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832) Preview
24Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
25Epitheca bimaculata (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
26Erythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823) Preview
27Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
28Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
29Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
30Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
31Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
32Lestes dryas Kirby, 1890 Preview
33Lestes sponsa (Hansemann, 1823) Preview
34Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
35Leucorrhinia albifrons (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
36Leucorrhinia caudalis (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
37Leucorrhinia dubia (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
38Leucorrhinia pectoralis (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
39Leucorrhinia rubicunda (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
40Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
41Libellula fulva Müller, 1764 Preview
42Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
43Nehalennia speciosa (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
44Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
45Ophiogomphus cecilia (Fourcroy, 1785) Preview
46Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
47Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
48Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771) Preview
49Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776) Preview
50Somatochlora arctica (Zetterstedt, 1840) Preview
51Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
52Somatochlora metallica (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
53Sympetrum danae (Sulzer, 1776) Preview
54Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
55Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840) Preview
56Sympetrum pedemontanum (Müller in Allioni, 1766) Preview
57Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764) Preview
58Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
59Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview