Checklist Norway; scientific names

Below is a checklist of the 48 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Norway. 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 Norwegian common names or the English common 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 species' scientific 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.

#Scientific name
1Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1782)
2Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758)
3Lestes sponsa (Hansemann, 1823)
4Lestes dryas Kirby, 1890
5Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820)
6Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825)
7Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840)
8Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825)
9Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758)
10Coenagrion hastulatum (Charpentier, 1825)
11Coenagrion lunulatum (Charpentier, 1840)
12Coenagrion johanssoni (Wallengren, 1894)
13Coenagrion armatum (Charpentier, 1840)
14Erythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823)
15Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776)
16Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771)
17Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805
18Aeshna grandis (Linnaeus, 1758)
19Aeshna caerulea (Ström, 1783)
20Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764)
21Aeshna juncea (Linnaeus, 1758)
22Aeshna subarctica Walker, 1908
23Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839)
24Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764)
25Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758)
26Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
27Cordulegaster boltonii (Donovan, 1807)
28Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758)
29Somatochlora metallica (Vander Linden, 1825)
30Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825)
31Somatochlora arctica (Zetterstedt, 1840)
32Somatochlora alpestris (Selys, 1840)
33Somatochlora sahlbergi Trybom, 1889
34Epitheca bimaculata (Charpentier, 1825)
35Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758
36Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758
37Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758)
38Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798)
39Leucorrhinia dubia (Vander Linden, 1825)
40Leucorrhinia rubicunda (Linnaeus, 1758)
41Leucorrhinia pectoralis (Charpentier, 1825)
42Leucorrhinia albifrons (Burmeister, 1839)
43Leucorrhinia caudalis (Charpentier, 1840)
44Sympetrum danae (Sulzer, 1776)
45Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764)
46Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758)
47Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840)
48Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758)