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