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