Checklist for the Netherlands; Dutch common names

Below is a checklist of the 71 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Netherlands. 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 or 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 Netherlands by using the Previous (<==) and Next (==>) buttons at the bottom of each page. If you would prefer to see it sorted alphabetically on the Dutch 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.

#Dutch common name
1Gewone pantserjuffer (Lestes sponsa) Preview
2Tangpantserjuffer (Lestes dryas) Preview
3Zwervende pantserjuffer (Lestes barbarus) Preview
4Tengere pantserjuffer (Lestes virens) Preview
5Houtpantserjuffer (Chalcolestes viridis) Preview
6Bruine winterjuffer (Sympecma fusca) Preview
7Noordse winterjuffer (Sympecma paedisca) Preview
8Weidebeekjuffer (Calopteryx splendens) Preview
9Bosbeekjuffer (Calopteryx virgo) Preview
10Blauwe breedscheenjuffer (Platycnemis pennipes) Preview
11Lantaarntje (Ischnura elegans) Preview
12Tengere grasjuffer (Ischnura pumilio) Preview
13Watersnuffel (Enallagma cyathigerum) Preview
14Variabele waterjuffer (Coenagrion pulchellum) Preview
15Azuurwaterjuffer (Coenagrion puella) Preview
16Mercuurwaterjuffer (Coenagrion mercuriale) Preview
17Gaffelwaterjuffer (Coenagrion scitulum) Preview
18Speerwaterjuffer (Coenagrion hastulatum) Preview
19Maanwaterjuffer (Coenagrion lunulatum) Preview
20Donkere waterjuffer (Coenagrion armatum) Preview
21Grote roodoogjuffer (Erythromma najas) Preview
22Kleine roodoogjuffer (Erythromma viridulum) Preview
23Kanaaljuffer (Erythromma lindenii) Preview
24Vuurjuffer (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) Preview
25Koraaljuffer (Ceriagrion tenellum) Preview
26Dwergjuffer (Nehalennia speciosa) Preview
27Paardenbijter (Aeshna mixta) Preview
28Zuidelijke glazenmaker (Aeshna affinis) Preview
29Vroege glazenmaker (Aeshna isoceles) Preview
30Bruine glazenmaker (Aeshna grandis) Preview
31Blauwe glazenmaker (Aeshna cyanea) Preview
32Groene glazenmaker (Aeshna viridis) Preview
33Venglazenmaker (Aeshna juncea) Preview
34Noordse glazenmaker (Aeshna subarctica) Preview
35Grote keizerlibel (Anax imperator) Preview
36Zuidelijke keizerlibel (Anax parthenope) Preview
37Zadellibel (Anax ephippiger) Preview
38Glassnijder (Brachytron pratense) Preview
39Beekrombout (Gomphus vulgatissimus) Preview
40Plasrombout (Gomphus pulchellus) Preview
41Rivierrombout (Stylurus flavipes) Preview
42Gaffellibel (Ophiogomphus cecilia) Preview
43Kleine tanglibel (Onychogomphus forcipatus) Preview
44Gewone bronlibel (Cordulegaster boltonii) Preview
45Bronslibel (Oxygastra curtisii) Preview
46Smaragdlibel (Cordulia aenea) Preview
47Metaalglanslibel (Somatochlora metallica) Preview
48Gevlekte glanslibel (Somatochlora flavomaculata) Preview
49Hoogveenglanslibel (Somatochlora arctica) Preview
50Tweevlek (Epitheca bimaculata) Preview
51Viervlek (Libellula quadrimaculata) Preview
52Platbuik (Libellula depressa) Preview
53Bruine korenbout (Libellula fulva) Preview
54Gewone oeverlibel (Orthetrum cancellatum) Preview
55Beekoeverlibel (Orthetrum coerulescens) Preview
56Zuidelijke oeverlibel (Orthetrum brunneum) Preview
57Venwitsnuitlibel (Leucorrhinia dubia) Preview
58Noordse witsnuitlibel (Leucorrhinia rubicunda) Preview
59Gevlekte witsnuitlibel (Leucorrhinia pectoralis) Preview
60Oostelijke witsnuitlibel (Leucorrhinia albifrons) Preview
61Sierlijke witsnuitlibel (Leucorrhinia caudalis) Preview
62Zwarte heidelibel (Sympetrum danae) Preview
63Bandheidelibel (Sympetrum pedemontanum) Preview
64Bloedrode heidelibel (Sympetrum sanguineum) Preview
65Kempense heidelibel (Sympetrum depressiusculum) Preview
66Geelvlekheidelibel (Sympetrum flaveolum) Preview
67Zwervende heidelibel (Sympetrum fonscolombii) Preview
68Bruinrode heidelibel (Sympetrum striolatum) Preview
69Steenrode heidelibel (Sympetrum vulgatum) Preview
70Zuidelijke heidelibel (Sympetrum meridionale) Preview
71Vuurlibel (Crocothemis erythraea) Preview