Checklist Estonia; English common names

Below is a checklist of the 57 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Estonia. 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 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 Estonia 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
3Small Spreadwing (Lestes virens) Preview
4Common Winter Damsel (Sympecma fusca) Preview
5Siberian Winter Damsel (Sympecma paedisca) 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
16Arctic Bluet (Coenagrion johanssoni) Preview
17Dark Bluet (Coenagrion armatum) Preview
18Large Redeye (Erythromma najas) Preview
19Large Red Damsel (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) Preview
20Sedgling (Nehalennia speciosa) Preview
21Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta) Preview
22Green-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna isoceles) Preview
23Brown Hawker (Aeshna grandis) Preview
24Azure Hawker (Aeshna caerulea) 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
31Lesser Emperor (Anax parthenope) Preview
32Hairy Hawker (Brachytron pratense) Preview
33Common Clubtail (Gomphus vulgatissimus) Preview
34River Clubtail (Stylurus flavipes) Preview
35Green Snaketail (Ophiogomphus cecilia) Preview
36Small Pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus) Preview
37Common Goldenring (Cordulegaster boltonii) Preview
38Downy Emerald (Cordulia aenea) Preview
39Brilliant Emerald (Somatochlora metallica) Preview
40Yellow-Spotted Emerald (Somatochlora flavomaculata) Preview
41Northern Emerald (Somatochlora arctica) Preview
42Eurasian Baskettail (Epitheca bimaculata) Preview
43Four-Spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata) Preview
44Broad-Bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa) Preview
45Blue Chaser (Libellula fulva) Preview
46Black-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum) Preview
47Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens) Preview
48Small Whiteface (Leucorrhinia dubia) Preview
49Ruby Whiteface (Leucorrhinia rubicunda) Preview
50Yellow-Spotted Whiteface (Leucorrhinia pectoralis) Preview
51Dark Whiteface (Leucorrhinia albifrons) Preview
52Lilypad Whiteface (Leucorrhinia caudalis) Preview
53Black Darter (Sympetrum danae) Preview
54Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum) Preview
55Yellow-Winged Darter (Sympetrum flaveolum) Preview
56Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum) Preview
57Moustached Darter (Sympetrum vulgatum) Preview