Checklist Malta; scientific names

Below is a checklist of the 19 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Malta. 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 alphabetically on the species' scientific names. Clicking on a species name in the list allows you to then cycle through the entire checklist for the area Malta by using the Previous (<==) and Next (==>) buttons at the bottom of each page. If you would prefer to see it sorted as per our overall checklist, 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
1Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805
2Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839)
3Anax imperator Leach, 1815
4Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839)
5Calopteryx haemorrhoidalis (Vander Linden, 1825)
6Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758)
7Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832)
8Ischnura genei (Rambur, 1842)
9Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837)
10Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758)
11Orthetrum chrysostigma (Burmeister, 1839)
12Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798)
13Orthetrum nitidinerve (Selys, 1841)
14Orthetrum trinacria (Selys, 1841)
15Pantala flavescens (Fabricius, 1798)
16Selysiothemis nigra (Vander Linden, 1825)
17Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840)
18Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840)
19Trithemis annulata (Palisot de Beauvois, 1807)