Checklist Croatia; English common names

Below is a checklist of the 68 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Croatia. 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 Croatia 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
11Blue Featherleg (Platycnemis pennipes) Preview
12Common Bluetail (Ischnura elegans) Preview
13Small Bluetail (Ischnura pumilio) Preview
14Common Bluet (Enallagma cyathigerum) Preview
15Variable Bluet (Coenagrion pulchellum) Preview
16Azure Bluet (Coenagrion puella) Preview
17Ornate Bluet (Coenagrion ornatum) Preview
18Dainty Bluet (Coenagrion scitulum) Preview
19Large Redeye (Erythromma najas) Preview
20Small Redeye (Erythromma viridulum) Preview
21Blue-Eye (Erythromma lindenii) Preview
22Large Red Damsel (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) Preview
23Small Red Damsel (Ceriagrion tenellum) Preview
24Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta) Preview
25Blue-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna affinis) Preview
26Green-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna isoceles) Preview
27Brown Hawker (Aeshna grandis) Preview
28Blue Hawker (Aeshna cyanea) Preview
29Green Hawker (Aeshna viridis) Preview
30Blue Emperor (Anax imperator) Preview
31Lesser Emperor (Anax parthenope) Preview
32Vagrant Emperor (Anax ephippiger) Preview
33Hairy Hawker (Brachytron pratense) Preview
34Eastern Spectre (Caliaeschna microstigma) Preview
35Common Clubtail (Gomphus vulgatissimus) Preview
36Western Clubtail (Gomphus pulchellus) Preview
37River Clubtail (Stylurus flavipes) Preview
38Green Snaketail (Ophiogomphus cecilia) Preview
39Small Pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus) Preview
40Bladetail (Lindenia tetraphylla) Preview
41Balkan Goldenring (Cordulegaster heros) Preview
42Sombre Goldenring (Cordulegaster bidentata) Preview
43Downy Emerald (Cordulia aenea) Preview
44Brilliant Emerald (Somatochlora metallica) Preview
45Balkan Emerald (Somatochlora meridionalis) Preview
46Yellow-Spotted Emerald (Somatochlora flavomaculata) Preview
47Eurasian Baskettail (Epitheca bimaculata) Preview
48Four-Spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata) Preview
49Broad-Bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa) Preview
50Blue Chaser (Libellula fulva) Preview
51Black-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum) Preview
52White-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum albistylum) Preview
53Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens) Preview
54Southern Skimmer (Orthetrum brunneum) Preview
55Yellow-Spotted Whiteface (Leucorrhinia pectoralis) Preview
56Lilypad Whiteface (Leucorrhinia caudalis) Preview
57Black Darter (Sympetrum danae) Preview
58Banded Darter (Sympetrum pedemontanum) Preview
59Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum) Preview
60Spotted Darter (Sympetrum depressiusculum) Preview
61Yellow-Winged Darter (Sympetrum flaveolum) Preview
62Red-Veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii) Preview
63Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum) Preview
64Moustached Darter (Sympetrum vulgatum) Preview
65Southern Darter (Sympetrum meridionale) Preview
66Broad Scarlet (Crocothemis erythraea) Preview
67Black Pennant (Selysiothemis nigra) Preview
68Wandering Glider (Pantala flavescens) Preview