Checklist Spain; scientific names

Below is a checklist of the 80 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Spain. 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 Spain 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 macrostigma (Eversmann, 1836) Preview
4Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
5Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
6Chalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
7Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
8Calopteryx xanthostoma (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
9Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
10Calopteryx haemorrhoidalis (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
11Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771) Preview
12Platycnemis acutipennis Selys, 1841 Preview
13Platycnemis latipes Rambur, 1842 Preview
14Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
15Ischnura graellsii (Rambur, 1842) Preview
16Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
17Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
18Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
19Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
20Coenagrion mercuriale (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
21Coenagrion scitulum (Rambur, 1842) Preview
22Coenagrion caerulescens (Fonscolombe, 1838) Preview
23Coenagrion hastulatum (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
24Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
25Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840) Preview
26Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776) Preview
27Ceriagrion tenellum (de Villers, 1789) Preview
28Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805 Preview
29Aeshna affinis Vander Linden, 1820 Preview
30Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767) Preview
31Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764) Preview
32Aeshna juncea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
33Anax imperator Leach, 1815 Preview
34Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839) Preview
35Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
36Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764) Preview
37Boyeria irene (Fonscolombe, 1838) Preview
38Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
39Gomphus graslinii Rambur, 1842 Preview
40Gomphus simillimus Selys, 1840 Preview
41Gomphus pulchellus Selys, 1840 Preview
42Onychogomphus uncatus (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
43Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
44Onychogomphus cazuma (Barona, Cardo & Díaz, 2020) Preview
45Onychogomphus costae Selys, 1885 Preview
46Paragomphus genei (Selys, 1841) Preview
47Lindenia tetraphylla (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
48Cordulegaster boltonii (Donovan, 1807) Preview
49Cordulegaster bidentata Selys, 1843 Preview
50Oxygastra curtisii (Dale, 1834) Preview
51Macromia splendens (Pictet, 1843) Preview
52Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
53Somatochlora metallica (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
54Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
55Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
56Libellula fulva Müller, 1764 Preview
57Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
58Orthetrum albistylum (Selys, 1848) Preview
59Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
60Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837) Preview
61Orthetrum nitidinerve (Selys, 1841) Preview
62Orthetrum chrysostigma (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
63Orthetrum trinacria (Selys, 1841) Preview
64Leucorrhinia dubia (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
65Leucorrhinia pectoralis (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
66Sympetrum pedemontanum (Müller in Allioni, 1766) Preview
67Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764) Preview
68Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
69Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840) Preview
70Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
71Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
72Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841) Preview
73Sympetrum sinaiticum Dumont, 1977 Preview
74Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832) Preview
75Trithemis annulata (Palisot de Beauvois, 1807) Preview
76Trithemis kirbyi Selys, 1891 Preview
77Brachythemis impartita (Karsch, 1890) Preview
78Diplacodes lefebvrii (Rambur, 1842) Preview
79Selysiothemis nigra (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
80Zygonyx torridus (Kirby, 1889) Preview