Checklist Greece: Crete; scientific names

Below is a checklist of the 35 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Greece: Crete. 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 Greece: Crete 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
1Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1782)
2Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758)
3Lestes dryas Kirby, 1890
4Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798)
5Chalcolestes parvidens (Artobolevskii, 1929)
6Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820)
7Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820)
8Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825)
9Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840)
10Coenagrion intermedium Lohmann, 1990
11Coenagrion scitulum (Rambur, 1842)
12Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840)
13Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840)
14Ceriagrion tenellum (de Villers, 1789)
15Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805
16Aeshna affinis Vander Linden, 1820
17Anax imperator Leach, 1815
18Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839)
19Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839)
20Boyeria cretensis Peters, 1991
21Lindenia tetraphylla (Vander Linden, 1825)
22Somatochlora meridionalis Nielsen, 1935
23Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758
24Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758)
25Orthetrum albistylum (Selys, 1848)
26Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798)
27Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837)
28Orthetrum chrysostigma (Burmeister, 1839)
29Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840)
30Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840)
31Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841)
32Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832)
33Trithemis annulata (Palisot de Beauvois, 1807)
34Trithemis arteriosa (Burmeister, 1839)
35Selysiothemis nigra (Vander Linden, 1825)