Checklist Serbia; scientific names

Below is a checklist of the 63 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Serbia. It's based on Dijkstra and Lewington's Field Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Britain and Europe (2006), 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 Serbia 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
1Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1782)
2Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758)
3Lestes sponsa (Hansemann, 1823)
4Lestes dryas Kirby, 1890
5Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798)
6Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825)
7Lestes macrostigma (Eversmann, 1836)
8Chalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825)
9Chalcolestes parvidens (Artobolevskii, 1929)
10Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820)
11Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820)
12Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825)
13Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840)
14Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825)
15Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758)
16Coenagrion ornatum (Selys, 1850)
17Coenagrion scitulum (Rambur, 1842)
18Coenagrion hastulatum (Charpentier, 1825)
19Erythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823)
20Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840)
21Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840)
22Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776)
23Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771)
24Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805
25Aeshna affinis Vander Linden, 1820
26Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767)
27Aeshna grandis (Linnaeus, 1758)
28Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764)
29Aeshna juncea (Linnaeus, 1758)
30Anax imperator Leach, 1815
31Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839)
32Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839)
33Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764)
34Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758)
35Gomphus flavipes (Charpentier, 1825)
36Ophiogomphus cecilia (Geoffroy in Fourcroy, 1785)
37Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
38Cordulegaster heros Theischinger, 1979
39Cordulegaster bidentata Selys, 1843
40Cordulegaster insignis Schneider, 1845
41Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758)
42Somatochlora meridionalis Nielsen, 1935
43Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825)
44Epitheca bimaculata (Charpentier, 1825)
45Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758
46Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758
47Libellula fulva Müller, 1764
48Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758)
49Orthetrum albistylum (Selys, 1848)
50Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798)
51Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837)
52Leucorrhinia dubia (Vander Linden, 1825)
53Leucorrhinia pectoralis (Charpentier, 1825)
54Leucorrhinia caudalis (Charpentier, 1840)
55Sympetrum pedemontanum (Müller in Allioni, 1766)
56Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764)
57Sympetrum depressiusculum (Selys, 1841)
58Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758)
59Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840)
60Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840)
61Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758)
62Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841)
63Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832)