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 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 Spain 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 affinis Vander Linden, 1820 Preview
2Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764) Preview
3Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767) Preview
4Aeshna juncea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
5Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805 Preview
6Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
7Anax imperator Leach, 1815 Preview
8Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839) Preview
9Boyeria irene (Fonscolombe, 1838) Preview
10Brachythemis impartita (Karsch, 1890) Preview
11Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764) Preview
12Calopteryx haemorrhoidalis (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
13Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
14Calopteryx xanthostoma (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
15Ceriagrion tenellum (de Villers, 1789) Preview
16Chalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
17Coenagrion caerulescens (Fonscolombe, 1838) Preview
18Coenagrion hastulatum (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
19Coenagrion mercuriale (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
20Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
21Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
22Coenagrion scitulum (Rambur, 1842) Preview
23Cordulegaster bidentata Selys, 1843 Preview
24Cordulegaster boltonii (Donovan, 1807) Preview
25Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
26Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832) Preview
27Diplacodes lefebvrii (Rambur, 1842) Preview
28Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
29Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840) Preview
30Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
31Gomphus graslinii Rambur, 1842 Preview
32Gomphus pulchellus Selys, 1840 Preview
33Gomphus simillimus Selys, 1840 Preview
34Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
35Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
36Ischnura graellsii (Rambur, 1842) Preview
37Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
38Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
39Lestes dryas Kirby, 1890 Preview
40Lestes macrostigma (Eversmann, 1836) Preview
41Lestes sponsa (Hansemann, 1823) Preview
42Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
43Leucorrhinia dubia (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
44Leucorrhinia pectoralis (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
45Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
46Libellula fulva Müller, 1764 Preview
47Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
48Lindenia tetraphylla (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
49Macromia splendens (Pictet, 1843) Preview
50Onychogomphus cazuma (Barona, Cardo & Díaz, 2020) Preview
51Onychogomphus costae Selys, 1885 Preview
52Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
53Onychogomphus uncatus (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
54Orthetrum albistylum (Selys, 1848) Preview
55Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837) Preview
56Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
57Orthetrum chrysostigma (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
58Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
59Orthetrum nitidinerve (Selys, 1841) Preview
60Orthetrum trinacria (Selys, 1841) Preview
61Oxygastra curtisii (Dale, 1834) Preview
62Paragomphus genei (Selys, 1841) Preview
63Platycnemis acutipennis Selys, 1841 Preview
64Platycnemis latipes Rambur, 1842 Preview
65Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771) Preview
66Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776) Preview
67Selysiothemis nigra (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
68Somatochlora metallica (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
69Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
70Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
71Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840) Preview
72Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841) Preview
73Sympetrum pedemontanum (Müller in Allioni, 1766) Preview
74Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764) Preview
75Sympetrum sinaiticum Dumont, 1977 Preview
76Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
77Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
78Trithemis annulata (Palisot de Beauvois, 1807) Preview
79Trithemis kirbyi Selys, 1891 Preview
80Zygonyx torridus (Kirby, 1889) Preview