Checklist Montenegro; English common names

Below is a checklist of the 67 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Montenegro. 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 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 Montenegro 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
1Common Spreadwing (Lestes sponsa) Preview
2Robust Spreadwing (Lestes dryas) Preview
3Dark Spreadwing (Lestes macrostigma) Preview
4Migrant Spreadwing (Lestes barbarus) Preview
5Small Spreadwing (Lestes virens) Preview
6Western Willow Spreadwing (Chalcolestes viridis) Preview
7Eastern Willow Spreadwing (Chalcolestes parvidens) Preview
8Common Winter Damsel (Sympecma fusca) Preview
9Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens) Preview
10Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo) Preview
11Blue Featherleg (Platycnemis pennipes) Preview
12Common Bluetail (Ischnura elegans) Preview
13Small Bluetail (Ischnura pumilio) Preview
14Common Bluet (Enallagma cyathigerum) Preview
15Variable Bluet (Coenagrion pulchellum) Preview
16Azure Bluet (Coenagrion puella) Preview
17Ornate Bluet (Coenagrion ornatum) Preview
18Dainty Bluet (Coenagrion scitulum) Preview
19Spearhead Bluet (Coenagrion hastulatum) Preview
20Large Redeye (Erythromma najas) Preview
21Small Redeye (Erythromma viridulum) Preview
22Blue-Eye (Erythromma lindenii) Preview
23Large Red Damsel (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) Preview
24Small Red Damsel (Ceriagrion tenellum) Preview
25Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta) Preview
26Blue-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna affinis) Preview
27Green-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna isoceles) Preview
28Brown Hawker (Aeshna grandis) Preview
29Blue Hawker (Aeshna cyanea) Preview
30Moorland Hawker (Aeshna juncea) Preview
31Blue Emperor (Anax imperator) Preview
32Lesser Emperor (Anax parthenope) Preview
33Vagrant Emperor (Anax ephippiger) Preview
34Hairy Hawker (Brachytron pratense) Preview
35Eastern Spectre (Caliaeschna microstigma) Preview
36Common Clubtail (Gomphus vulgatissimus) Preview
37Turkish Clubtail (Gomphus schneiderii) Preview
38Western Clubtail (Gomphus pulchellus) Preview
39River Clubtail (Stylurus flavipes) Preview
40Green Snaketail (Ophiogomphus cecilia) Preview
41Small Pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus) Preview
42Bladetail (Lindenia tetraphylla) Preview
43Balkan Goldenring (Cordulegaster heros) Preview
44Sombre Goldenring (Cordulegaster bidentata) Preview
45Downy Emerald (Cordulia aenea) Preview
46Brilliant Emerald (Somatochlora metallica) Preview
47Balkan Emerald (Somatochlora meridionalis) Preview
48Yellow-Spotted Emerald (Somatochlora flavomaculata) Preview
49Eurasian Baskettail (Epitheca bimaculata) Preview
50Four-Spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata) Preview
51Broad-Bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa) Preview
52Blue Chaser (Libellula fulva) Preview
53Black-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum) Preview
54White-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum albistylum) Preview
55Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens) Preview
56Southern Skimmer (Orthetrum brunneum) Preview
57Small Whiteface (Leucorrhinia dubia) Preview
58Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum) Preview
59Yellow-Winged Darter (Sympetrum flaveolum) Preview
60Red-Veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii) Preview
61Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum) Preview
62Moustached Darter (Sympetrum vulgatum) Preview
63Southern Darter (Sympetrum meridionale) Preview
64Broad Scarlet (Crocothemis erythraea) Preview
65Violet Dropwing (Trithemis annulata) Preview
66Black Pennant (Selysiothemis nigra) Preview
67Wandering Glider (Pantala flavescens) Preview