Checklist Macedonia; English common names

Below is a checklist of the 63 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Macedonia. 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 Macedonia 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
11Odalisque (Epallage fatime) Preview
12Blue Featherleg (Platycnemis pennipes) Preview
13Common Bluetail (Ischnura elegans) Preview
14Small Bluetail (Ischnura pumilio) Preview
15Common Bluet (Enallagma cyathigerum) Preview
16Variable Bluet (Coenagrion pulchellum) Preview
17Azure Bluet (Coenagrion puella) Preview
18Ornate Bluet (Coenagrion ornatum) Preview
19Dainty Bluet (Coenagrion scitulum) Preview
20Large Redeye (Erythromma najas) Preview
21Small Redeye (Erythromma viridulum) Preview
22Blue-Eye (Erythromma lindenii) Preview
23Large Red Damsel (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) Preview
24Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta) Preview
25Blue-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna affinis) Preview
26Green-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna isoceles) Preview
27Blue Hawker (Aeshna cyanea) Preview
28Moorland Hawker (Aeshna juncea) Preview
29Blue Emperor (Anax imperator) Preview
30Lesser Emperor (Anax parthenope) Preview
31Vagrant Emperor (Anax ephippiger) Preview
32Hairy Hawker (Brachytron pratense) Preview
33Eastern Spectre (Caliaeschna microstigma) Preview
34Common Clubtail (Gomphus vulgatissimus) Preview
35Turkish Clubtail (Gomphus schneiderii) Preview
36River Clubtail (Stylurus flavipes) Preview
37Green Snaketail (Ophiogomphus cecilia) Preview
38Small Pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus) Preview
39Bladetail (Lindenia tetraphylla) Preview
40Balkan Goldenring (Cordulegaster heros) Preview
41Sombre Goldenring (Cordulegaster bidentata) Preview
42Blue-Eyed Goldenring (Cordulegaster insignis) Preview
43Downy Emerald (Cordulia aenea) Preview
44Balkan Emerald (Somatochlora meridionalis) Preview
45Yellow-Spotted Emerald (Somatochlora flavomaculata) Preview
46Four-Spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata) Preview
47Broad-Bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa) Preview
48Blue Chaser (Libellula fulva) Preview
49Black-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum) Preview
50White-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum albistylum) Preview
51Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens) Preview
52Southern Skimmer (Orthetrum brunneum) Preview
53Yellow-Spotted Whiteface (Leucorrhinia pectoralis) Preview
54Banded Darter (Sympetrum pedemontanum) Preview
55Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum) Preview
56Spotted Darter (Sympetrum depressiusculum) Preview
57Yellow-Winged Darter (Sympetrum flaveolum) Preview
58Red-Veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii) Preview
59Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum) Preview
60Moustached Darter (Sympetrum vulgatum) Preview
61Southern Darter (Sympetrum meridionale) Preview
62Broad Scarlet (Crocothemis erythraea) Preview
63Black Pennant (Selysiothemis nigra) Preview