Checklist Luxembourg; scientific names

Below is a checklist of the 62 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Luxembourg. 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 German common names, or the French 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 Luxembourg 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 barbarus (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
4Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
5Chalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
6Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
7Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1780) Preview
8Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
9Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771) Preview
10Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
11Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
12Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
13Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
14Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
15Coenagrion mercuriale (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
16Coenagrion scitulum (Rambur, 1842) Preview
17Erythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823) Preview
18Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
19Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840) Preview
20Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776) Preview
21Nehalennia speciosa (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
22Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805 Preview
23Aeshna affinis Vander Linden, 1820 Preview
24Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767) Preview
25Aeshna grandis (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
26Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764) Preview
27Aeshna juncea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
28Anax imperator Leach, 1815 Preview
29Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839) Preview
30Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764) Preview
31Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
32Gomphus pulchellus Selys, 1840 Preview
33Stylurus flavipes (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
34Ophiogomphus cecilia (Fourcroy, 1785) Preview
35Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
36Cordulegaster boltonii (Donovan, 1807) Preview
37Cordulegaster bidentata Selys, 1843 Preview
38Oxygastra curtisii (Dale, 1834) Preview
39Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
40Somatochlora metallica (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
41Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
42Epitheca bimaculata (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
43Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
44Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
45Libellula fulva Müller, 1764 Preview
46Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
47Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
48Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837) Preview
49Leucorrhinia dubia (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
50Leucorrhinia rubicunda (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
51Leucorrhinia pectoralis (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
52Leucorrhinia caudalis (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
53Sympetrum danae (Sulzer, 1776) Preview
54Sympetrum pedemontanum (Müller in Allioni, 1766) Preview
55Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764) Preview
56Sympetrum depressiusculum (Selys, 1841) Preview
57Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
58Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840) Preview
59Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
60Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
61Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841) Preview
62Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832) Preview