Checklist Sweden; English common names

Below is a checklist of the 64 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Sweden. 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 Swedish common names or 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 Sweden 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
1Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens)
2Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo)
3Common Spreadwing (Lestes sponsa)
4Robust Spreadwing (Lestes dryas)
5Migrant Spreadwing (Lestes barbarus)
6Small Spreadwing (Lestes virens)
7Common Winter Damsel (Sympecma fusca)
8Siberian Winter Damsel (Sympecma paedisca)
9Common Bluetail (Ischnura elegans)
10Small Bluetail (Ischnura pumilio)
11Common Bluet (Enallagma cyathigerum)
12Variable Bluet (Coenagrion pulchellum)
13Azure Bluet (Coenagrion puella)
14Spearhead Bluet (Coenagrion hastulatum)
15Crescent Bluet (Coenagrion lunulatum)
16Arctic Bluet (Coenagrion johanssoni)
17Dark Bluet (Coenagrion armatum)
18Large Redeye (Erythromma najas)
19Small Redeye (Erythromma viridulum)
20Large Red Damsel (Pyrrhosoma nymphula)
21Sedgling (Nehalennia speciosa)
22Blue Featherleg (Platycnemis pennipes)
23Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta)
24Blue-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna affinis)
25Green-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna isoceles)
26Brown Hawker (Aeshna grandis)
27Azure Hawker (Aeshna caerulea)
28Blue Hawker (Aeshna cyanea)
29Green Hawker (Aeshna viridis)
30Moorland Hawker (Aeshna juncea)
31Bog Hawker (Aeshna subarctica)
32Baltic Hawker (Aeshna serrata)
33Blue Emperor (Anax imperator)
34Lesser Emperor (Anax parthenope)
35Vagrant Emperor (Anax ephippiger)
36Hairy Hawker (Brachytron pratense)
37Common Clubtail (Gomphus vulgatissimus)
38Green Snaketail (Ophiogomphus cecilia)
39Small Pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus)
40Common Goldenring (Cordulegaster boltonii)
41Downy Emerald (Cordulia aenea)
42Brilliant Emerald (Somatochlora metallica)
43Yellow-Spotted Emerald (Somatochlora flavomaculata)
44Northern Emerald (Somatochlora arctica)
45Alpine Emerald (Somatochlora alpestris)
46Treeline Emerald (Somatochlora sahlbergi)
47Eurasian Baskettail (Epitheca bimaculata)
48Four-Spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata)
49Broad-Bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa)
50Blue Chaser (Libellula fulva)
51Black-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum)
52Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens)
53Small Whiteface (Leucorrhinia dubia)
54Ruby Whiteface (Leucorrhinia rubicunda)
55Yellow-Spotted Whiteface (Leucorrhinia pectoralis)
56Dark Whiteface (Leucorrhinia albifrons)
57Lilypad Whiteface (Leucorrhinia caudalis)
58Black Darter (Sympetrum danae)
59Banded Darter (Sympetrum pedemontanum)
60Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum)
61Yellow-Winged Darter (Sympetrum flaveolum)
62Red-Veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii)
63Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum)
64Moustached Darter (Sympetrum vulgatum)