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 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 Romania 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 affinis Vander Linden, 1820 Preview
2Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764) Preview
3Aeshna grandis (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
4Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767) Preview
5Aeshna juncea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
6Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805 Preview
7Aeshna subarctica Walker, 1908 Preview
8Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
9Anax imperator Leach, 1815 Preview
10Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839) Preview
11Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764) Preview
12Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1780) Preview
13Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
14Chalcolestes parvidens (Artobolevsky, 1929) Preview
15Chalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
16Coenagrion armatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
17Coenagrion hastulatum (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
18Coenagrion lunulatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
19Coenagrion ornatum (Selys, 1850) Preview
20Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
21Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
22Coenagrion scitulum (Rambur, 1842) Preview
23Cordulegaster bidentata Selys, 1843 Preview
24Cordulegaster heros Theischinger, 1979 Preview
25Cordulegaster insignis Schneider, 1845 Preview
26Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
27Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832) Preview
28Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
29Epitheca bimaculata (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
30Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840) Preview
31Erythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823) Preview
32Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
33Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
34Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
35Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
36Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
37Lestes dryas Kirby, 1890 Preview
38Lestes macrostigma (Eversmann, 1836) Preview
39Lestes sponsa (Hansemann, 1823) Preview
40Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
41Leucorrhinia dubia (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
42Leucorrhinia pectoralis (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
43Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
44Libellula fulva Müller, 1764 Preview
45Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
46Nehalennia speciosa (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
47Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
48Ophiogomphus cecilia (Fourcroy, 1785) Preview
49Orthetrum albistylum (Selys, 1848) Preview
50Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837) Preview
51Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
52Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
53Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771) Preview
54Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776) Preview
55Selysiothemis nigra (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
56Somatochlora alpestris (Selys, 1840) Preview
57Somatochlora arctica (Zetterstedt, 1840) Preview
58Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
59Somatochlora meridionalis Nielsen, 1935 Preview
60Somatochlora metallica (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
61Stylurus flavipes (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
62Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
63Sympetrum danae (Sulzer, 1776) Preview
64Sympetrum depressiusculum (Selys, 1841) Preview
65Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
66Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840) Preview
67Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841) Preview
68Sympetrum pedemontanum (Müller in Allioni, 1766) Preview
69Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764) Preview
70Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
71Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview