Checklist Serbia; scientific names

Below is a checklist of the 63 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Serbia. 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 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
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
20Erythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823) Preview
21Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
22Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840) Preview
23Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776) Preview
24Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805 Preview
25Aeshna affinis Vander Linden, 1820 Preview
26Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767) Preview
27Aeshna grandis (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
28Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764) Preview
29Aeshna juncea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
30Anax imperator Leach, 1815 Preview
31Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839) Preview
32Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
33Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764) Preview
34Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
35Stylurus flavipes (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
36Ophiogomphus cecilia (Fourcroy, 1785) Preview
37Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
38Cordulegaster heros Theischinger, 1979 Preview
39Cordulegaster bidentata Selys, 1843 Preview
40Cordulegaster insignis Schneider, 1845 Preview
41Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
42Somatochlora meridionalis Nielsen, 1935 Preview
43Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
44Epitheca bimaculata (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
45Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
46Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
47Libellula fulva Müller, 1764 Preview
48Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
49Orthetrum albistylum (Selys, 1848) Preview
50Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
51Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837) Preview
52Leucorrhinia dubia (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
53Leucorrhinia pectoralis (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
54Leucorrhinia caudalis (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
55Sympetrum pedemontanum (Müller in Allioni, 1766) Preview
56Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764) Preview
57Sympetrum depressiusculum (Selys, 1841) Preview
58Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
59Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840) Preview
60Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
61Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
62Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841) Preview
63Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832) Preview