Checklist Spain: Canary Islands; scientific names

Below is a checklist of the 13 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Spain: Canary Islands. 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 Spain: Canary Islands 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
1Ischnura saharensis Aguesse, 1958
2Ischnura senegalensis (Rambur, 1842)
3Anax imperator Leach, 1815
4Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839)
5Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839)
6Orthetrum chrysostigma (Burmeister, 1839)
7Orthetrum trinacria (Selys, 1841)
8Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840)
9Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832)
10Trithemis annulata (Palisot de Beauvois, 1807)
11Trithemis arteriosa (Burmeister, 1839)
12Pantala flavescens (Fabricius, 1798)
13Zygonyx torridus (Kirby, 1889)