Checklist Romania; scientific names

Below is a checklist of the 71 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Romania. 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 Romania 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
7Chalcolestes parvidens (Artobolevsky, 1929) Preview
8Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820) 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 cyanea (Müller, 1764) Preview
32Aeshna juncea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
33Aeshna subarctica Walker, 1908 Preview
34Anax imperator Leach, 1815 Preview
35Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839) Preview
36Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
37Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764) Preview
38Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
39Stylurus flavipes (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
40Ophiogomphus cecilia (Fourcroy, 1785) Preview
41Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
42Cordulegaster heros Theischinger, 1979 Preview
43Cordulegaster bidentata Selys, 1843 Preview
44Cordulegaster insignis Schneider, 1845 Preview
45Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
46Somatochlora metallica (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
47Somatochlora meridionalis Nielsen, 1935 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 pectoralis (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
61Sympetrum danae (Sulzer, 1776) Preview
62Sympetrum pedemontanum (Müller in Allioni, 1766) Preview
63Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764) Preview
64Sympetrum depressiusculum (Selys, 1841) Preview
65Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
66Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840) Preview
67Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
68Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
69Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841) Preview
70Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832) Preview
71Selysiothemis nigra (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview