Checklist Norway; scientific 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 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
1Lestes sponsa (Hansemann, 1823) Preview
2Lestes dryas Kirby, 1890 Preview
3Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1780) Preview
4Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
5Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771) Preview
6Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
7Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
8Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
9Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
10Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
11Coenagrion hastulatum (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
12Coenagrion lunulatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
13Coenagrion johanssoni (Wallengren, 1894) Preview
14Coenagrion armatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
15Erythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823) Preview
16Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776) Preview
17Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805 Preview
18Aeshna grandis (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
19Aeshna caerulea (Ström, 1783) Preview
20Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764) Preview
21Aeshna juncea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
22Aeshna subarctica Walker, 1908 Preview
23Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
24Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764) Preview
25Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
26Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
27Cordulegaster boltonii (Donovan, 1807) Preview
28Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
29Somatochlora metallica (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
30Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
31Somatochlora arctica (Zetterstedt, 1840) Preview
32Somatochlora alpestris (Selys, 1840) Preview
33Somatochlora sahlbergi Trybom, 1889 Preview
34Epitheca bimaculata (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
35Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
36Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
37Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
38Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
39Leucorrhinia dubia (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
40Leucorrhinia rubicunda (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
41Leucorrhinia pectoralis (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
42Leucorrhinia albifrons (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
43Leucorrhinia caudalis (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
44Sympetrum danae (Sulzer, 1776) Preview
45Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764) Preview
46Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
47Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
48Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview