Checklist Lithuania; scientific 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 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 Lithuania 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 Preview
2Aeshna crenata Hagen, 1856 Preview
3Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764) Preview
4Aeshna grandis (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
5Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767) Preview
6Aeshna juncea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
7Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805 Preview
8Aeshna subarctica Walker, 1908 Preview
9Aeshna viridis Eversmann, 1836 Preview
10Anax imperator Leach, 1815 Preview
11Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839) Preview
12Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764) Preview
13Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1780) Preview
14Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
15Chalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
16Coenagrion armatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
17Coenagrion hastulatum (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
18Coenagrion johanssoni (Wallengren, 1894) Preview
19Coenagrion lunulatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
20Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
21Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
22Cordulegaster boltonii (Donovan, 1807) Preview
23Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
24Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832) Preview
25Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
26Epitheca bimaculata (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
27Erythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823) Preview
28Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
29Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
30Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
31Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
32Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
33Lestes dryas Kirby, 1890 Preview
34Lestes sponsa (Hansemann, 1823) Preview
35Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
36Leucorrhinia albifrons (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
37Leucorrhinia caudalis (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
38Leucorrhinia dubia (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
39Leucorrhinia pectoralis (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
40Leucorrhinia rubicunda (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
41Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
42Libellula fulva Müller, 1764 Preview
43Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
44Nehalennia speciosa (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
45Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
46Ophiogomphus cecilia (Fourcroy, 1785) Preview
47Orthetrum albistylum (Selys, 1848) Preview
48Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837) Preview
49Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
50Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
51Pantala flavescens (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
52Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771) Preview
53Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776) Preview
54Somatochlora arctica (Zetterstedt, 1840) Preview
55Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
56Somatochlora metallica (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
57Stylurus flavipes (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
58Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
59Sympecma paedisca (Brauer, 1877) Preview
60Sympetrum danae (Sulzer, 1776) Preview
61Sympetrum depressiusculum (Selys, 1841) Preview
62Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
63Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841) Preview
64Sympetrum pedemontanum (Müller in Allioni, 1766) Preview
65Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764) Preview
66Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
67Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview