Checklist Greece; scientific 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 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 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 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
1Lestes sponsa (Hansemann, 1823) Preview
2Lestes dryas Kirby, 1890 Preview
3Lestes macrostigma (Eversmann, 1836) Preview
4Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
5Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
6Chalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
7Chalcolestes parvidens (Artobolevsky, 1929) Preview
8Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
9Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1780) Preview
10Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
11Epallage fatime (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
12Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771) Preview
13Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
14Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
15Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
16Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
17Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
18Coenagrion ornatum (Selys, 1850) Preview
19Coenagrion scitulum (Rambur, 1842) Preview
20Erythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823) Preview
21Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
22Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840) Preview
23Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776) Preview
24Pyrrhosoma elisabethae Schmidt, 1948 Preview
25Ceriagrion tenellum (de Villers, 1789) Preview
26Ceriagrion georgifreyi Schmidt, 1953 Preview
27Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805 Preview
28Aeshna affinis Vander Linden, 1820 Preview
29Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767) Preview
30Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764) Preview
31Anax imperator Leach, 1815 Preview
32Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839) Preview
33Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
34Anax immaculifrons Rambur, 1842 Preview
35Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764) Preview
36Caliaeschna microstigma (Schneider, 1845) Preview
37Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
38Gomphus schneiderii Selys, 1850 Preview
39Stylurus flavipes (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
40Ophiogomphus cecilia (Fourcroy, 1785) Preview
41Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
42Lindenia tetraphylla (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
43Cordulegaster heros Theischinger, 1979 Preview
44Cordulegaster picta Selys, 1854 Preview
45Cordulegaster bidentata Selys, 1843 Preview
46Cordulegaster insignis Schneider, 1845 Preview
47Cordulegaster helladica (Lohmann, 1993) Preview
48Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
49Somatochlora meridionalis Nielsen, 1935 Preview
50Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
51Somatochlora borisi Marinov, 2001 Preview
52Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
53Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
54Libellula fulva Müller, 1764 Preview
55Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
56Orthetrum albistylum (Selys, 1848) Preview
57Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
58Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837) Preview
59Orthetrum chrysostigma (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
60Orthetrum taeniolatum (Schneider, 1845) Preview
61Orthetrum trinacria (Selys, 1841) Preview
62Orthetrum sabina (Drury, 1773) Preview
63Sympetrum pedemontanum (Müller in Allioni, 1766) Preview
64Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764) Preview
65Sympetrum depressiusculum (Selys, 1841) Preview
66Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
67Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840) Preview
68Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
69Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
70Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841) Preview
71Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832) Preview
72Trithemis annulata (Palisot de Beauvois, 1807) Preview
73Trithemis arteriosa (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
74Trithemis festiva (Rambur, 1842) Preview
75Diplacodes lefebvrii (Rambur, 1842) Preview
76Selysiothemis nigra (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
77Pantala flavescens (Fabricius, 1798) Preview