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