Checklist Norway; English common names

Below is a checklist of the 48 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Norway. 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 Norwegian 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 Norway 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
3Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens) Preview
4Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo) Preview
5Blue Featherleg (Platycnemis pennipes) Preview
6Common Bluetail (Ischnura elegans) Preview
7Small Bluetail (Ischnura pumilio) Preview
8Common Bluet (Enallagma cyathigerum) Preview
9Variable Bluet (Coenagrion pulchellum) Preview
10Azure Bluet (Coenagrion puella) Preview
11Spearhead Bluet (Coenagrion hastulatum) Preview
12Crescent Bluet (Coenagrion lunulatum) Preview
13Arctic Bluet (Coenagrion johanssoni) Preview
14Dark Bluet (Coenagrion armatum) Preview
15Large Redeye (Erythromma najas) Preview
16Large Red Damsel (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) Preview
17Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta) Preview
18Brown Hawker (Aeshna grandis) Preview
19Azure Hawker (Aeshna caerulea) Preview
20Blue Hawker (Aeshna cyanea) Preview
21Moorland Hawker (Aeshna juncea) Preview
22Bog Hawker (Aeshna subarctica) Preview
23Vagrant Emperor (Anax ephippiger) Preview
24Hairy Hawker (Brachytron pratense) Preview
25Common Clubtail (Gomphus vulgatissimus) Preview
26Small Pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus) Preview
27Common Goldenring (Cordulegaster boltonii) Preview
28Downy Emerald (Cordulia aenea) Preview
29Brilliant Emerald (Somatochlora metallica) Preview
30Yellow-Spotted Emerald (Somatochlora flavomaculata) Preview
31Northern Emerald (Somatochlora arctica) Preview
32Alpine Emerald (Somatochlora alpestris) Preview
33Treeline Emerald (Somatochlora sahlbergi) Preview
34Eurasian Baskettail (Epitheca bimaculata) Preview
35Four-Spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata) Preview
36Broad-Bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa) Preview
37Black-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum) Preview
38Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens) Preview
39Small Whiteface (Leucorrhinia dubia) Preview
40Ruby Whiteface (Leucorrhinia rubicunda) Preview
41Yellow-Spotted Whiteface (Leucorrhinia pectoralis) Preview
42Dark Whiteface (Leucorrhinia albifrons) Preview
43Lilypad Whiteface (Leucorrhinia caudalis) Preview
44Black Darter (Sympetrum danae) Preview
45Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum) Preview
46Yellow-Winged Darter (Sympetrum flaveolum) Preview
47Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum) Preview
48Moustached Darter (Sympetrum vulgatum) Preview