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