Checklist Poland; scientific 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 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 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 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
3Lestes macrostigma (Eversmann, 1836) Preview
4Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
5Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
6Chalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
7Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
8Sympecma paedisca (Brauer, 1877) Preview
9Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1780) Preview
10Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
11Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771) Preview
12Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
13Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
14Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
15Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
16Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
17Coenagrion ornatum (Selys, 1850) Preview
18Coenagrion scitulum (Rambur, 1842) Preview
19Coenagrion hastulatum (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
20Coenagrion lunulatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
21Coenagrion armatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
22Erythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823) Preview
23Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
24Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840) Preview
25Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776) Preview
26Nehalennia speciosa (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
27Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805 Preview
28Aeshna affinis Vander Linden, 1820 Preview
29Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767) Preview
30Aeshna grandis (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
31Aeshna caerulea (Ström, 1783) Preview
32Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764) Preview
33Aeshna viridis Eversmann, 1836 Preview
34Aeshna juncea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
35Aeshna subarctica Walker, 1908 Preview
36Anax imperator Leach, 1815 Preview
37Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839) Preview
38Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
39Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764) Preview
40Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
41Stylurus flavipes (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
42Ophiogomphus cecilia (Fourcroy, 1785) Preview
43Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
44Cordulegaster boltonii (Donovan, 1807) Preview
45Cordulegaster bidentata Selys, 1843 Preview
46Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
47Somatochlora metallica (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
48Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
49Somatochlora arctica (Zetterstedt, 1840) Preview
50Somatochlora alpestris (Selys, 1840) Preview
51Epitheca bimaculata (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
52Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
53Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
54Libellula fulva Müller, 1764 Preview
55Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
56Orthetrum albistylum (Selys, 1848) Preview
57Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
58Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837) Preview
59Leucorrhinia dubia (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
60Leucorrhinia rubicunda (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
61Leucorrhinia pectoralis (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
62Leucorrhinia albifrons (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
63Leucorrhinia caudalis (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
64Sympetrum danae (Sulzer, 1776) Preview
65Sympetrum pedemontanum (Müller in Allioni, 1766) Preview
66Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764) Preview
67Sympetrum depressiusculum (Selys, 1841) Preview
68Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
69Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840) Preview
70Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
71Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
72Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841) Preview
73Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832) Preview
74Pantala flavescens (Fabricius, 1798) Preview