Checklist Estonia; scientific 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 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 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 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 virens (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
4Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
5Sympecma paedisca (Brauer, 1877) 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 johanssoni (Wallengren, 1894) Preview
17Coenagrion armatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
18Erythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823) Preview
19Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776) Preview
20Nehalennia speciosa (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
21Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805 Preview
22Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767) Preview
23Aeshna grandis (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
24Aeshna caerulea (Ström, 1783) 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 parthenope (Selys, 1839) Preview
32Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764) Preview
33Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
34Stylurus flavipes (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
35Ophiogomphus cecilia (Fourcroy, 1785) Preview
36Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
37Cordulegaster boltonii (Donovan, 1807) Preview
38Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
39Somatochlora metallica (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
40Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
41Somatochlora arctica (Zetterstedt, 1840) Preview
42Epitheca bimaculata (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
43Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
44Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
45Libellula fulva Müller, 1764 Preview
46Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
47Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
48Leucorrhinia dubia (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
49Leucorrhinia rubicunda (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
50Leucorrhinia pectoralis (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
51Leucorrhinia albifrons (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
52Leucorrhinia caudalis (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
53Sympetrum danae (Sulzer, 1776) Preview
54Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764) Preview
55Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
56Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
57Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview