Checklist Finland; scientific 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 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 Finland 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 caerulea (Ström, 1783) Preview
3Aeshna crenata Hagen, 1856 Preview
4Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764) Preview
5Aeshna grandis (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
6Aeshna juncea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
7Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805 Preview
8Aeshna serrata Hagen, 1856 Preview
9Aeshna subarctica Walker, 1908 Preview
10Aeshna viridis Eversmann, 1836 Preview
11Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
12Anax imperator Leach, 1815 Preview
13Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839) Preview
14Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764) Preview
15Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1780) Preview
16Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
17Coenagrion armatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
18Coenagrion hastulatum (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
19Coenagrion johanssoni (Wallengren, 1894) Preview
20Coenagrion lunulatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
21Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
22Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
23Cordulegaster boltonii (Donovan, 1807) Preview
24Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
25Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
26Epitheca bimaculata (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
27Erythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823) Preview
28Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
29Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
30Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
31Lestes dryas Kirby, 1890 Preview
32Lestes sponsa (Hansemann, 1823) Preview
33Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
34Leucorrhinia albifrons (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
35Leucorrhinia caudalis (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
36Leucorrhinia dubia (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
37Leucorrhinia pectoralis (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
38Leucorrhinia rubicunda (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
39Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
40Libellula fulva Müller, 1764 Preview
41Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
42Nehalennia speciosa (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
43Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
44Ophiogomphus cecilia (Fourcroy, 1785) Preview
45Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
46Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
47Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771) Preview
48Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776) Preview
49Somatochlora alpestris (Selys, 1840) Preview
50Somatochlora arctica (Zetterstedt, 1840) Preview
51Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
52Somatochlora metallica (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
53Somatochlora sahlbergi Trybom, 1889 Preview
54Stylurus flavipes (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
55Sympecma paedisca (Brauer, 1877) Preview
56Sympetrum danae (Sulzer, 1776) Preview
57Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
58Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840) Preview
59Sympetrum pedemontanum (Müller in Allioni, 1766) Preview
60Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764) Preview
61Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
62Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview