Checklist Lithuania; English common names

Below is a checklist of the 67 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Lithuania. 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 Lithuania 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
3Migrant Spreadwing (Lestes barbarus) Preview
4Small Spreadwing (Lestes virens) Preview
5Western Willow Spreadwing (Chalcolestes viridis) Preview
6Common Winter Damsel (Sympecma fusca) Preview
7Siberian Winter Damsel (Sympecma paedisca) Preview
8Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens) Preview
9Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo) Preview
10Blue Featherleg (Platycnemis pennipes) Preview
11Common Bluetail (Ischnura elegans) Preview
12Small Bluetail (Ischnura pumilio) Preview
13Common Bluet (Enallagma cyathigerum) Preview
14Variable Bluet (Coenagrion pulchellum) Preview
15Azure Bluet (Coenagrion puella) Preview
16Spearhead Bluet (Coenagrion hastulatum) Preview
17Crescent Bluet (Coenagrion lunulatum) Preview
18Arctic Bluet (Coenagrion johanssoni) Preview
19Dark Bluet (Coenagrion armatum) Preview
20Large Redeye (Erythromma najas) Preview
21Small Redeye (Erythromma viridulum) Preview
22Large Red Damsel (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) Preview
23Sedgling (Nehalennia speciosa) 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
30Moorland Hawker (Aeshna juncea) Preview
31Bog Hawker (Aeshna subarctica) Preview
32Siberian Hawker (Aeshna crenata) Preview
33Blue Emperor (Anax imperator) Preview
34Lesser Emperor (Anax parthenope) Preview
35Hairy Hawker (Brachytron pratense) Preview
36Common Clubtail (Gomphus vulgatissimus) Preview
37River Clubtail (Stylurus flavipes) Preview
38Green Snaketail (Ophiogomphus cecilia) Preview
39Small Pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus) Preview
40Common Goldenring (Cordulegaster boltonii) Preview
41Downy Emerald (Cordulia aenea) Preview
42Brilliant Emerald (Somatochlora metallica) Preview
43Yellow-Spotted Emerald (Somatochlora flavomaculata) Preview
44Northern Emerald (Somatochlora arctica) Preview
45Eurasian Baskettail (Epitheca bimaculata) Preview
46Four-Spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata) Preview
47Broad-Bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa) Preview
48Blue Chaser (Libellula fulva) Preview
49Black-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum) Preview
50White-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum albistylum) Preview
51Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens) Preview
52Southern Skimmer (Orthetrum brunneum) Preview
53Small Whiteface (Leucorrhinia dubia) Preview
54Ruby Whiteface (Leucorrhinia rubicunda) Preview
55Yellow-Spotted Whiteface (Leucorrhinia pectoralis) Preview
56Dark Whiteface (Leucorrhinia albifrons) Preview
57Lilypad Whiteface (Leucorrhinia caudalis) Preview
58Black Darter (Sympetrum danae) Preview
59Banded Darter (Sympetrum pedemontanum) Preview
60Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum) Preview
61Spotted Darter (Sympetrum depressiusculum) Preview
62Yellow-Winged Darter (Sympetrum flaveolum) Preview
63Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum) Preview
64Moustached Darter (Sympetrum vulgatum) Preview
65Southern Darter (Sympetrum meridionale) Preview
66Broad Scarlet (Crocothemis erythraea) Preview
67Wandering Glider (Pantala flavescens) Preview