Checklist Finland; English common names

Below is a checklist of the 62 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Finland. 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 Finnish common names or the scientific 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 Finland by using the Previous (<==) and Next (==>) buttons at the bottom of each page. If you would prefer to see it sorted alphabetically on the English common 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.

#English common name
1Common Spreadwing (Lestes sponsa) Preview
2Robust Spreadwing (Lestes dryas) Preview
3Small Spreadwing (Lestes virens) Preview
4Siberian Winter Damsel (Sympecma paedisca) Preview
5Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens) Preview
6Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo) Preview
7Blue Featherleg (Platycnemis pennipes) Preview
8Common Bluetail (Ischnura elegans) Preview
9Small Bluetail (Ischnura pumilio) Preview
10Common Bluet (Enallagma cyathigerum) Preview
11Variable Bluet (Coenagrion pulchellum) Preview
12Azure Bluet (Coenagrion puella) Preview
13Spearhead Bluet (Coenagrion hastulatum) Preview
14Crescent Bluet (Coenagrion lunulatum) Preview
15Arctic Bluet (Coenagrion johanssoni) Preview
16Dark Bluet (Coenagrion armatum) Preview
17Large Redeye (Erythromma najas) Preview
18Large Red Damsel (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) Preview
19Sedgling (Nehalennia speciosa) Preview
20Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta) Preview
21Blue-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna affinis) Preview
22Brown Hawker (Aeshna grandis) Preview
23Azure Hawker (Aeshna caerulea) Preview
24Blue Hawker (Aeshna cyanea) Preview
25Green Hawker (Aeshna viridis) Preview
26Moorland Hawker (Aeshna juncea) Preview
27Bog Hawker (Aeshna subarctica) Preview
28Baltic Hawker (Aeshna serrata) Preview
29Siberian Hawker (Aeshna crenata) Preview
30Blue Emperor (Anax imperator) Preview
31Lesser Emperor (Anax parthenope) Preview
32Vagrant Emperor (Anax ephippiger) Preview
33Hairy Hawker (Brachytron pratense) Preview
34Common Clubtail (Gomphus vulgatissimus) Preview
35River Clubtail (Stylurus flavipes) Preview
36Green Snaketail (Ophiogomphus cecilia) Preview
37Small Pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus) Preview
38Common Goldenring (Cordulegaster boltonii) Preview
39Downy Emerald (Cordulia aenea) Preview
40Brilliant Emerald (Somatochlora metallica) Preview
41Yellow-Spotted Emerald (Somatochlora flavomaculata) Preview
42Northern Emerald (Somatochlora arctica) Preview
43Alpine Emerald (Somatochlora alpestris) Preview
44Treeline Emerald (Somatochlora sahlbergi) Preview
45Eurasian Baskettail (Epitheca bimaculata) Preview
46Four-Spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata) Preview
47Broad-Bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa) Preview
48Blue Chaser (Libellula fulva) Preview
49Black-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum) Preview
50Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens) Preview
51Small Whiteface (Leucorrhinia dubia) Preview
52Ruby Whiteface (Leucorrhinia rubicunda) Preview
53Yellow-Spotted Whiteface (Leucorrhinia pectoralis) Preview
54Dark Whiteface (Leucorrhinia albifrons) Preview
55Lilypad Whiteface (Leucorrhinia caudalis) Preview
56Black Darter (Sympetrum danae) Preview
57Banded Darter (Sympetrum pedemontanum) Preview
58Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum) Preview
59Yellow-Winged Darter (Sympetrum flaveolum) Preview
60Red-Veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii) Preview
61Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum) Preview
62Moustached Darter (Sympetrum vulgatum) Preview