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Checklist for the Russian Federation: mainland; scientific names

Below is a checklist of the 84 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Russian Federation: mainland. 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 Russian Federation: mainland 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 parvidens (Artobolevskii, 1929)
9Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820)
10Sympecma paedisca (Brauer, 1877)
11Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820)
12Ischnura fountaineae Morton, 1905
13Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825)
14Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840)
15Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825)
16Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758)
17Coenagrion ornatum (Selys, 1850)
18Coenagrion scitulum (Rambur, 1842)
19Coenagrion hastulatum (Charpentier, 1825)
20Coenagrion lunulatum (Charpentier, 1840)
21Coenagrion hylas (Trybom, 1889)
22Coenagrion johanssoni (Wallengren, 1894)
23Coenagrion armatum (Charpentier, 1840)
24Erythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823)
25Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840)
26Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840)
27Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776)
28Nehalennia speciosa (Charpentier, 1840)
29Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771)
30Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805
31Aeshna affinis Vander Linden, 1820
32Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767)
33Aeshna grandis (Linnaeus, 1758)
34Aeshna caerulea (Ström, 1783)
35Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764)
36Aeshna viridis Eversmann, 1836
37Aeshna juncea (Linnaeus, 1758)
38Aeshna subarctica Walker, 1908
39Aeshna serrata Hagen, 1856
40Aeshna crenata Hagen, 1856
41Anax imperator Leach, 1815
42Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839)
43Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839)
44Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764)
45Caliaeschna microstigma (Schneider, 1845)
46Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758)
47Gomphus flavipes (Charpentier, 1825)
48Ophiogomphus cecilia (Geoffroy in Fourcroy, 1785)
49Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
50Lindenia tetraphylla (Vander Linden, 1825)
51Cordulegaster boltonii (Donovan, 1807)
52Cordulegaster picta Selys, 1854
53Cordulegaster insignis Schneider, 1845
54Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758)
55Somatochlora metallica (Vander Linden, 1825)
56Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825)
57Somatochlora arctica (Zetterstedt, 1840)
58Somatochlora alpestris (Selys, 1840)
59Somatochlora sahlbergi Trybom, 1889
60Epitheca bimaculata (Charpentier, 1825)
61Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758
62Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758
63Libellula fulva Müller, 1764
64Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758)
65Orthetrum albistylum (Selys, 1848)
66Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798)
67Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837)
68Leucorrhinia dubia (Vander Linden, 1825)
69Leucorrhinia rubicunda (Linnaeus, 1758)
70Leucorrhinia pectoralis (Charpentier, 1825)
71Leucorrhinia albifrons (Burmeister, 1839)
72Leucorrhinia caudalis (Charpentier, 1840)
73Sympetrum danae (Sulzer, 1776)
74Sympetrum pedemontanum (Müller in Allioni, 1766)
75Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764)
76Sympetrum depressiusculum (Selys, 1841)
77Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758)
78Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840)
79Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840)
80Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758)
81Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841)
82Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832)
83Selysiothemis nigra (Vander Linden, 1825)
84Pantala flavescens (Fabricius, 1798)