Checklist Croatia; scientific 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 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 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 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
11Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771) Preview
12Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
13Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
14Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
15Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
16Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
17Coenagrion ornatum (Selys, 1850) Preview
18Coenagrion scitulum (Rambur, 1842) Preview
19Erythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823) Preview
20Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
21Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840) Preview
22Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776) Preview
23Ceriagrion tenellum (de Villers, 1789) Preview
24Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805 Preview
25Aeshna affinis Vander Linden, 1820 Preview
26Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767) Preview
27Aeshna grandis (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
28Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764) Preview
29Aeshna viridis Eversmann, 1836 Preview
30Anax imperator Leach, 1815 Preview
31Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839) Preview
32Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
33Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764) Preview
34Caliaeschna microstigma (Schneider, 1845) Preview
35Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
36Gomphus pulchellus Selys, 1840 Preview
37Stylurus flavipes (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
38Ophiogomphus cecilia (Fourcroy, 1785) Preview
39Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
40Lindenia tetraphylla (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
41Cordulegaster heros Theischinger, 1979 Preview
42Cordulegaster bidentata Selys, 1843 Preview
43Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
44Somatochlora metallica (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
45Somatochlora meridionalis Nielsen, 1935 Preview
46Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
47Epitheca bimaculata (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
48Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
49Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
50Libellula fulva Müller, 1764 Preview
51Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
52Orthetrum albistylum (Selys, 1848) Preview
53Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
54Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837) Preview
55Leucorrhinia pectoralis (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
56Leucorrhinia caudalis (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
57Sympetrum danae (Sulzer, 1776) Preview
58Sympetrum pedemontanum (Müller in Allioni, 1766) Preview
59Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764) Preview
60Sympetrum depressiusculum (Selys, 1841) Preview
61Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
62Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840) Preview
63Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
64Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
65Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841) Preview
66Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832) Preview
67Selysiothemis nigra (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
68Pantala flavescens (Fabricius, 1798) Preview