Checklist for the Russian Federation: Kaliningrad; English common names

Below is a checklist of the 60 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Russian Federation: Kaliningrad. 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 scientific 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: Kaliningrad by using the Previous (<==) and Next (==>) buttons at the bottom of each page. If you would prefer to see it sorted alphabetically on the English common 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.

#English common name
1Common Spreadwing (Lestes sponsa) Preview
2Robust Spreadwing (Lestes dryas) Preview
3Migrant Spreadwing (Lestes barbarus) Preview
4Small Spreadwing (Lestes virens) Preview
5Western Willow Spreadwing (Chalcolestes viridis) Preview
6Common Winter Damsel (Sympecma fusca) Preview
7Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens) Preview
8Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo) Preview
9Blue Featherleg (Platycnemis pennipes) Preview
10Common Bluetail (Ischnura elegans) Preview
11Small Bluetail (Ischnura pumilio) Preview
12Common Bluet (Enallagma cyathigerum) Preview
13Variable Bluet (Coenagrion pulchellum) Preview
14Azure Bluet (Coenagrion puella) Preview
15Spearhead Bluet (Coenagrion hastulatum) Preview
16Crescent Bluet (Coenagrion lunulatum) Preview
17Dark Bluet (Coenagrion armatum) Preview
18Large Redeye (Erythromma najas) Preview
19Large Red Damsel (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) Preview
20Sedgling (Nehalennia speciosa) Preview
21Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta) Preview
22Blue-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna affinis) Preview
23Green-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna isoceles) Preview
24Brown Hawker (Aeshna grandis) Preview
25Blue Hawker (Aeshna cyanea) Preview
26Green Hawker (Aeshna viridis) Preview
27Moorland Hawker (Aeshna juncea) Preview
28Bog Hawker (Aeshna subarctica) Preview
29Blue Emperor (Anax imperator) Preview
30Lesser Emperor (Anax parthenope) Preview
31Hairy Hawker (Brachytron pratense) Preview
32Common Clubtail (Gomphus vulgatissimus) Preview
33River Clubtail (Stylurus flavipes) Preview
34Green Snaketail (Ophiogomphus cecilia) Preview
35Small Pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus) Preview
36Common Goldenring (Cordulegaster boltonii) Preview
37Downy Emerald (Cordulia aenea) Preview
38Brilliant Emerald (Somatochlora metallica) Preview
39Yellow-Spotted Emerald (Somatochlora flavomaculata) Preview
40Eurasian Baskettail (Epitheca bimaculata) Preview
41Four-Spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata) Preview
42Broad-Bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa) Preview
43Black-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum) Preview
44White-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum albistylum) Preview
45Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens) Preview
46Southern Skimmer (Orthetrum brunneum) Preview
47Small Whiteface (Leucorrhinia dubia) Preview
48Ruby Whiteface (Leucorrhinia rubicunda) Preview
49Yellow-Spotted Whiteface (Leucorrhinia pectoralis) Preview
50Dark Whiteface (Leucorrhinia albifrons) Preview
51Lilypad Whiteface (Leucorrhinia caudalis) Preview
52Black Darter (Sympetrum danae) Preview
53Banded Darter (Sympetrum pedemontanum) Preview
54Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum) Preview
55Yellow-Winged Darter (Sympetrum flaveolum) Preview
56Red-Veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii) Preview
57Moustached Darter (Sympetrum vulgatum) Preview
58Southern Darter (Sympetrum meridionale) Preview
59Broad Scarlet (Crocothemis erythraea) Preview
60Wandering Glider (Pantala flavescens) Preview