Checklist Latvia; scientific names

Below is a checklist of the 60 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Latvia. 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 Latvia 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 virens (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
4Sympecma paedisca (Brauer, 1877) Preview
5Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1780) Preview
6Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
7Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771) Preview
8Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
9Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
10Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
11Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
12Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
13Coenagrion hastulatum (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
14Coenagrion lunulatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
15Coenagrion johanssoni (Wallengren, 1894) Preview
16Coenagrion armatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
17Erythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823) Preview
18Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
19Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776) Preview
20Nehalennia speciosa (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
21Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805 Preview
22Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767) Preview
23Aeshna grandis (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
24Aeshna caerulea (Ström, 1783) Preview
25Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764) Preview
26Aeshna viridis Eversmann, 1836 Preview
27Aeshna juncea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
28Aeshna subarctica Walker, 1908 Preview
29Aeshna crenata Hagen, 1856 Preview
30Anax imperator Leach, 1815 Preview
31Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839) Preview
32Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
33Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764) Preview
34Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
35Stylurus flavipes (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
36Ophiogomphus cecilia (Fourcroy, 1785) Preview
37Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
38Cordulegaster boltonii (Donovan, 1807) Preview
39Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
40Somatochlora metallica (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
41Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
42Somatochlora arctica (Zetterstedt, 1840) Preview
43Epitheca bimaculata (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
44Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
45Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
46Libellula fulva Müller, 1764 Preview
47Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
48Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837) Preview
49Leucorrhinia dubia (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
50Leucorrhinia rubicunda (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
51Leucorrhinia pectoralis (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
52Leucorrhinia albifrons (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
53Leucorrhinia caudalis (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
54Sympetrum danae (Sulzer, 1776) Preview
55Sympetrum pedemontanum (Müller in Allioni, 1766) Preview
56Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764) Preview
57Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
58Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840) Preview
59Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
60Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview