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, 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 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
1Common Spreadwing (Lestes sponsa) Preview
2Robust Spreadwing (Lestes dryas) Preview
3Migrant Spreadwing (Lestes barbarus) Preview
4Small Spreadwing (Lestes virens) Preview
5Common Winter Damsel (Sympecma fusca) Preview
6Siberian Winter Damsel (Sympecma paedisca) 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
17Arctic Bluet (Coenagrion johanssoni) Preview
18Dark Bluet (Coenagrion armatum) Preview
19Large Redeye (Erythromma najas) Preview
20Small Redeye (Erythromma viridulum) Preview
21Large Red Damsel (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) Preview
22Sedgling (Nehalennia speciosa) Preview
23Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta) Preview
24Blue-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna affinis) Preview
25Green-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna isoceles) Preview
26Brown Hawker (Aeshna grandis) Preview
27Azure Hawker (Aeshna caerulea) Preview
28Blue Hawker (Aeshna cyanea) Preview
29Green Hawker (Aeshna viridis) Preview
30Moorland Hawker (Aeshna juncea) Preview
31Bog Hawker (Aeshna subarctica) Preview
32Baltic Hawker (Aeshna serrata) Preview
33Blue Emperor (Anax imperator) Preview
34Lesser Emperor (Anax parthenope) Preview
35Vagrant Emperor (Anax ephippiger) Preview
36Hairy Hawker (Brachytron pratense) Preview
37Common Clubtail (Gomphus vulgatissimus) Preview
38Green Snaketail (Ophiogomphus cecilia) Preview
39Small Pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus) Preview
40Common Goldenring (Cordulegaster boltonii) Preview
41Downy Emerald (Cordulia aenea) Preview
42Brilliant Emerald (Somatochlora metallica) Preview
43Yellow-Spotted Emerald (Somatochlora flavomaculata) Preview
44Northern Emerald (Somatochlora arctica) Preview
45Alpine Emerald (Somatochlora alpestris) Preview
46Treeline Emerald (Somatochlora sahlbergi) Preview
47Eurasian Baskettail (Epitheca bimaculata) Preview
48Four-Spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata) Preview
49Broad-Bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa) Preview
50Blue Chaser (Libellula fulva) Preview
51Black-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum) Preview
52Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens) Preview
53Small Whiteface (Leucorrhinia dubia) Preview
54Ruby Whiteface (Leucorrhinia rubicunda) Preview
55Yellow-Spotted Whiteface (Leucorrhinia pectoralis) Preview
56Dark Whiteface (Leucorrhinia albifrons) Preview
57Lilypad Whiteface (Leucorrhinia caudalis) Preview
58Black Darter (Sympetrum danae) Preview
59Banded Darter (Sympetrum pedemontanum) Preview
60Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum) Preview
61Yellow-Winged Darter (Sympetrum flaveolum) Preview
62Red-Veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii) Preview
63Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum) Preview
64Moustached Darter (Sympetrum vulgatum) Preview