Checklist Poland; English common names

Below is a checklist of the 74 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Poland. 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 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 Poland 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
3Dark Spreadwing (Lestes macrostigma) Preview
4Migrant Spreadwing (Lestes barbarus) Preview
5Small Spreadwing (Lestes virens) Preview
6Western Willow Spreadwing (Chalcolestes viridis) Preview
7Common Winter Damsel (Sympecma fusca) Preview
8Siberian Winter Damsel (Sympecma paedisca) Preview
9Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens) Preview
10Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo) Preview
11Blue Featherleg (Platycnemis pennipes) Preview
12Common Bluetail (Ischnura elegans) Preview
13Small Bluetail (Ischnura pumilio) Preview
14Common Bluet (Enallagma cyathigerum) Preview
15Variable Bluet (Coenagrion pulchellum) Preview
16Azure Bluet (Coenagrion puella) Preview
17Ornate Bluet (Coenagrion ornatum) Preview
18Dainty Bluet (Coenagrion scitulum) Preview
19Spearhead Bluet (Coenagrion hastulatum) Preview
20Crescent Bluet (Coenagrion lunulatum) Preview
21Dark Bluet (Coenagrion armatum) Preview
22Large Redeye (Erythromma najas) Preview
23Small Redeye (Erythromma viridulum) Preview
24Blue-Eye (Erythromma lindenii) Preview
25Large Red Damsel (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) Preview
26Sedgling (Nehalennia speciosa) Preview
27Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta) Preview
28Blue-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna affinis) Preview
29Green-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna isoceles) Preview
30Brown Hawker (Aeshna grandis) Preview
31Azure Hawker (Aeshna caerulea) Preview
32Blue Hawker (Aeshna cyanea) Preview
33Green Hawker (Aeshna viridis) Preview
34Moorland Hawker (Aeshna juncea) Preview
35Bog Hawker (Aeshna subarctica) Preview
36Blue Emperor (Anax imperator) Preview
37Lesser Emperor (Anax parthenope) Preview
38Vagrant Emperor (Anax ephippiger) Preview
39Hairy Hawker (Brachytron pratense) Preview
40Common Clubtail (Gomphus vulgatissimus) Preview
41River Clubtail (Stylurus flavipes) Preview
42Green Snaketail (Ophiogomphus cecilia) Preview
43Small Pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus) Preview
44Common Goldenring (Cordulegaster boltonii) Preview
45Sombre Goldenring (Cordulegaster bidentata) Preview
46Downy Emerald (Cordulia aenea) Preview
47Brilliant Emerald (Somatochlora metallica) Preview
48Yellow-Spotted Emerald (Somatochlora flavomaculata) Preview
49Northern Emerald (Somatochlora arctica) Preview
50Alpine Emerald (Somatochlora alpestris) Preview
51Eurasian Baskettail (Epitheca bimaculata) Preview
52Four-Spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata) Preview
53Broad-Bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa) Preview
54Blue Chaser (Libellula fulva) Preview
55Black-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum) Preview
56White-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum albistylum) Preview
57Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens) Preview
58Southern Skimmer (Orthetrum brunneum) Preview
59Small Whiteface (Leucorrhinia dubia) Preview
60Ruby Whiteface (Leucorrhinia rubicunda) Preview
61Yellow-Spotted Whiteface (Leucorrhinia pectoralis) Preview
62Dark Whiteface (Leucorrhinia albifrons) Preview
63Lilypad Whiteface (Leucorrhinia caudalis) Preview
64Black Darter (Sympetrum danae) Preview
65Banded Darter (Sympetrum pedemontanum) Preview
66Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum) Preview
67Spotted Darter (Sympetrum depressiusculum) Preview
68Yellow-Winged Darter (Sympetrum flaveolum) Preview
69Red-Veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii) Preview
70Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum) Preview
71Moustached Darter (Sympetrum vulgatum) Preview
72Southern Darter (Sympetrum meridionale) Preview
73Broad Scarlet (Crocothemis erythraea) Preview
74Wandering Glider (Pantala flavescens) Preview