Checklist Greece; English common names

Below is a checklist of the 77 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Greece. 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 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 Greece 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
3Dark Spreadwing (Lestes macrostigma) Preview
4Migrant Spreadwing (Lestes barbarus) Preview
5Small Spreadwing (Lestes virens) Preview
6Western Willow Spreadwing (Chalcolestes viridis) Preview
7Eastern Willow Spreadwing (Chalcolestes parvidens) Preview
8Common Winter Damsel (Sympecma fusca) Preview
9Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens) Preview
10Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo) Preview
11Odalisque (Epallage fatime) Preview
12Blue Featherleg (Platycnemis pennipes) Preview
13Common Bluetail (Ischnura elegans) Preview
14Small Bluetail (Ischnura pumilio) Preview
15Common Bluet (Enallagma cyathigerum) Preview
16Variable Bluet (Coenagrion pulchellum) Preview
17Azure Bluet (Coenagrion puella) Preview
18Ornate Bluet (Coenagrion ornatum) Preview
19Dainty Bluet (Coenagrion scitulum) Preview
20Large Redeye (Erythromma najas) Preview
21Small Redeye (Erythromma viridulum) Preview
22Blue-Eye (Erythromma lindenii) Preview
23Large Red Damsel (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) Preview
24Greek Red Damsel (Pyrrhosoma elisabethae) Preview
25Small Red Damsel (Ceriagrion tenellum) Preview
26Turkish Red Damsel (Ceriagrion georgifreyi) Preview
27Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta) Preview
28Blue-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna affinis) Preview
29Green-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna isoceles) Preview
30Blue Hawker (Aeshna cyanea) Preview
31Blue Emperor (Anax imperator) Preview
32Lesser Emperor (Anax parthenope) Preview
33Vagrant Emperor (Anax ephippiger) Preview
34Magnificent Emperor (Anax immaculifrons) Preview
35Hairy Hawker (Brachytron pratense) Preview
36Eastern Spectre (Caliaeschna microstigma) Preview
37Common Clubtail (Gomphus vulgatissimus) Preview
38Turkish Clubtail (Gomphus schneiderii) Preview
39River Clubtail (Stylurus flavipes) Preview
40Green Snaketail (Ophiogomphus cecilia) Preview
41Small Pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus) Preview
42Bladetail (Lindenia tetraphylla) Preview
43Balkan Goldenring (Cordulegaster heros) Preview
44Turkish Goldenring (Cordulegaster picta) Preview
45Sombre Goldenring (Cordulegaster bidentata) Preview
46Blue-Eyed Goldenring (Cordulegaster insignis) Preview
47Greek Goldenring (Cordulegaster helladica) Preview
48Downy Emerald (Cordulia aenea) Preview
49Balkan Emerald (Somatochlora meridionalis) Preview
50Yellow-Spotted Emerald (Somatochlora flavomaculata) Preview
51Bulgarian Emerald (Somatochlora borisi) Preview
52Four-Spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata) Preview
53Broad-Bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa) Preview
54Blue Chaser (Libellula fulva) Preview
55Black-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum) Preview
56White-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum albistylum) Preview
57Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens) Preview
58Southern Skimmer (Orthetrum brunneum) Preview
59Epaulet Skimmer (Orthetrum chrysostigma) Preview
60Small Skimmer (Orthetrum taeniolatum) Preview
61Long Skimmer (Orthetrum trinacria) Preview
62Slender Skimmer (Orthetrum sabina) Preview
63Banded Darter (Sympetrum pedemontanum) Preview
64Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum) Preview
65Spotted Darter (Sympetrum depressiusculum) Preview
66Yellow-Winged Darter (Sympetrum flaveolum) Preview
67Red-Veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii) Preview
68Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum) Preview
69Moustached Darter (Sympetrum vulgatum) Preview
70Southern Darter (Sympetrum meridionale) Preview
71Broad Scarlet (Crocothemis erythraea) Preview
72Violet Dropwing (Trithemis annulata) Preview
73Red-Veined Dropwing (Trithemis arteriosa) Preview
74Indigo Dropwing (Trithemis festiva) Preview
75Black Percher (Diplacodes lefebvrii) Preview
76Black Pennant (Selysiothemis nigra) Preview
77Wandering Glider (Pantala flavescens) Preview