Checklist Moldova; scientific names

Below is a checklist of the 35 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Moldova. 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 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 Moldova 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
1Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1782)
2Lestes sponsa (Hansemann, 1823)
3Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798)
4Lestes macrostigma (Eversmann, 1836)
5Chalcolestes parvidens (Artobolevskii, 1929)
6Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820)
7Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820)
8Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825)
9Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840)
10Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825)
11Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758)
12Coenagrion ornatum (Selys, 1850)
13Coenagrion scitulum (Rambur, 1842)
14Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840)
15Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771)
16Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805
17Aeshna affinis Vander Linden, 1820
18Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767)
19Aeshna grandis (Linnaeus, 1758)
20Anax imperator Leach, 1815
21Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839)
22Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825)
23Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758
24Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758
25Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758)
26Orthetrum albistylum (Selys, 1848)
27Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837)
28Leucorrhinia pectoralis (Charpentier, 1825)
29Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764)
30Sympetrum depressiusculum (Selys, 1841)
31Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758)
32Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840)
33Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758)
34Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841)
35Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832)