Checklist Lithuania; English common names

Below is a checklist of the 66 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Lithuania. 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 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
1Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens)
2Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo)
3Common Spreadwing (Lestes sponsa)
4Robust Spreadwing (Lestes dryas)
5Migrant Spreadwing (Lestes barbarus)
6Small Spreadwing (Lestes virens)
7Western Willow Spreadwing (Chalcolestes viridis)
8Common Winter Damsel (Sympecma fusca)
9Siberian Winter Damsel (Sympecma paedisca)
10Common Bluetail (Ischnura elegans)
11Small Bluetail (Ischnura pumilio)
12Common Bluet (Enallagma cyathigerum)
13Variable Bluet (Coenagrion pulchellum)
14Azure Bluet (Coenagrion puella)
15Spearhead Bluet (Coenagrion hastulatum)
16Crescent Bluet (Coenagrion lunulatum)
17Arctic Bluet (Coenagrion johanssoni)
18Dark Bluet (Coenagrion armatum)
19Large Redeye (Erythromma najas)
20Small Redeye (Erythromma viridulum)
21Large Red Damsel (Pyrrhosoma nymphula)
22Sedgling (Nehalennia speciosa)
23Blue Featherleg (Platycnemis pennipes)
24Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta)
25Blue-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna affinis)
26Green-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna isoceles)
27Brown Hawker (Aeshna grandis)
28Blue Hawker (Aeshna cyanea)
29Green Hawker (Aeshna viridis)
30Moorland Hawker (Aeshna juncea)
31Bog Hawker (Aeshna subarctica)
32Siberian Hawker (Aeshna crenata)
33Blue Emperor (Anax imperator)
34Lesser Emperor (Anax parthenope)
35Hairy Hawker (Brachytron pratense)
36Common Clubtail (Gomphus vulgatissimus)
37River Clubtail (Gomphus flavipes)
38Green Snaketail (Ophiogomphus cecilia)
39Small Pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus)
40Common Goldenring (Cordulegaster boltonii)
41Downy Emerald (Cordulia aenea)
42Brilliant Emerald (Somatochlora metallica)
43Yellow-Spotted Emerald (Somatochlora flavomaculata)
44Northern Emerald (Somatochlora arctica)
45Eurasian Baskettail (Epitheca bimaculata)
46Four-Spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata)
47Broad-Bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa)
48Blue Chaser (Libellula fulva)
49Black-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum)
50White-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum albistylum)
51Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens)
52Southern Skimmer (Orthetrum brunneum)
53Small Whiteface (Leucorrhinia dubia)
54Ruby Whiteface (Leucorrhinia rubicunda)
55Yellow-Spotted Whiteface (Leucorrhinia pectoralis)
56Dark Whiteface (Leucorrhinia albifrons)
57Lilypad Whiteface (Leucorrhinia caudalis)
58Black Darter (Sympetrum danae)
59Banded Darter (Sympetrum pedemontanum)
60Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum)
61Spotted Darter (Sympetrum depressiusculum)
62Yellow-Winged Darter (Sympetrum flaveolum)
63Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum)
64Moustached Darter (Sympetrum vulgatum)
65Southern Darter (Sympetrum meridionale)
66Broad Scarlet (Crocothemis erythraea)