Checklist Estonia; scientific names

Below is a checklist of the 57 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Estonia. It's based on Dijkstra and Lewington's Field Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Britain and Europe (2006), 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
1Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1782)
2Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758)
3Lestes sponsa (Hansemann, 1823)
4Lestes dryas Kirby, 1890
5Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825)
6Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820)
7Sympecma paedisca (Brauer, 1877)
8Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820)
9Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825)
10Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840)
11Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825)
12Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758)
13Coenagrion hastulatum (Charpentier, 1825)
14Coenagrion lunulatum (Charpentier, 1840)
15Coenagrion johanssoni (Wallengren, 1894)
16Coenagrion armatum (Charpentier, 1840)
17Erythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823)
18Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776)
19Nehalennia speciosa (Charpentier, 1840)
20Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771)
21Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805
22Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767)
23Aeshna grandis (Linnaeus, 1758)
24Aeshna caerulea (Ström, 1783)
25Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764)
26Aeshna viridis Eversmann, 1836
27Aeshna juncea (Linnaeus, 1758)
28Aeshna subarctica Walker, 1908
29Aeshna serrata Hagen, 1856
30Anax imperator Leach, 1815
31Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839)
32Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764)
33Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758)
34Gomphus flavipes (Charpentier, 1825)
35Ophiogomphus cecilia (Geoffroy in Fourcroy, 1785)
36Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
37Cordulegaster boltonii (Donovan, 1807)
38Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758)
39Somatochlora metallica (Vander Linden, 1825)
40Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825)
41Somatochlora arctica (Zetterstedt, 1840)
42Epitheca bimaculata (Charpentier, 1825)
43Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758
44Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758
45Libellula fulva Müller, 1764
46Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758)
47Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798)
48Leucorrhinia dubia (Vander Linden, 1825)
49Leucorrhinia rubicunda (Linnaeus, 1758)
50Leucorrhinia pectoralis (Charpentier, 1825)
51Leucorrhinia albifrons (Burmeister, 1839)
52Leucorrhinia caudalis (Charpentier, 1840)
53Sympetrum danae (Sulzer, 1776)
54Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764)
55Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758)
56Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840)
57Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758)