Checklist Norway; Norwegian 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 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 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 Norwegian 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.

#Norwegian common name
1Vanlig metallvannymfe (Lestes sponsa) Preview
2Sørlig metallvannymfe (Lestes dryas) Preview
3Blåbåndvannymfe (Calopteryx splendens) Preview
4Blåvingevannymfe (Calopteryx virgo) Preview
5Elvevannymfe (Platycnemis pennipes) Preview
6Kystvannymfe (Ischnura elegans) Preview
7Ischnura pumilio Preview
8Stor blåvannymfe (Enallagma cyathigerum) Preview
9Variabel blåvannymfe (Coenagrion pulchellum) Preview
10Sørlig blåvannymfe (Coenagrion puella) Preview
11Vanlig blåvannymfe (Coenagrion hastulatum) Preview
12Måneblåvannymfe (Coenagrion lunulatum) Preview
13Nordisk blåvannymfe (Coenagrion johanssoni) Preview
14Armert blåvannymfe (Coenagrion armatum) Preview
15Rødøyevannymfe (Erythromma najas) Preview
16Rød vannymfe (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) Preview
17Høstøyenstikker (Aeshna mixta) Preview
18Brun øyenstikker (Aeshna grandis) Preview
19Fjelløyenstikker (Aeshna caerulea) Preview
20Blågrønn øyenstikker (Aeshna cyanea) Preview
21Vanlig øyenstikker (Aeshna juncea) Preview
22Torvmoseøyenstikker (Aeshna subarctica) Preview
23Trekkøyenstikker (Anax ephippiger) Preview
24Vårøyenstikker (Brachytron pratense) Preview
25Klubbe-elveøyenstikker (Gomphus vulgatissimus) Preview
26Tang-elveøyenstikker (Onychogomphus forcipatus) Preview
27Kongeøyenstikker (Cordulegaster boltonii) Preview
28Smaragdøyenstikker (Cordulia aenea) Preview
29Vanlig metalløyenstikker (Somatochlora metallica) Preview
30Gulflekket metalløyenstikker (Somatochlora flavomaculata) Preview
31Myr-metalløyenstikker (Somatochlora arctica) Preview
32Fjell-metalløyenstikker (Somatochlora alpestris) Preview
33Nordlig metalløyenstikker (Somatochlora sahlbergi) Preview
34Toflekkøyenstikker (Epitheca bimaculata) Preview
35Firflekklibelle (Libellula quadrimaculata) Preview
36Bred blålibelle (Libellula depressa) Preview
37Stor blålibelle (Orthetrum cancellatum) Preview
38Liten blålibelle (Orthetrum coerulescens) Preview
39Liten torvlibelle (Leucorrhinia dubia) Preview
40Østlandsk torvlibelle (Leucorrhinia rubicunda) Preview
41Stor torvlibelle (Leucorrhinia pectoralis) Preview
42Grå torvlibelle (Leucorrhinia albifrons) Preview
43Vannlilje-torvlibelle (Leucorrhinia caudalis) Preview
44Svart høstlibelle (Sympetrum danae) Preview
45Blodrød høstlibelle (Sympetrum sanguineum) Preview
46Gulvinget høstlibelle (Sympetrum flaveolum) Preview
47Rødbrun høstlibelle (Sympetrum striolatum) Preview
48Sørlig høstlibelle (Sympetrum vulgatum) Preview