Checklist Sweden; scientific 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 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 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 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
1Lestes sponsa (Hansemann, 1823) Preview
2Lestes dryas Kirby, 1890 Preview
3Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
4Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
5Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
6Sympecma paedisca (Brauer, 1877) Preview
7Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1780) Preview
8Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
9Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771) Preview
10Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
11Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
12Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
13Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
14Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
15Coenagrion hastulatum (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
16Coenagrion lunulatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
17Coenagrion johanssoni (Wallengren, 1894) Preview
18Coenagrion armatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
19Erythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823) Preview
20Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
21Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776) Preview
22Nehalennia speciosa (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
23Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805 Preview
24Aeshna affinis Vander Linden, 1820 Preview
25Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767) Preview
26Aeshna grandis (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
27Aeshna caerulea (Ström, 1783) Preview
28Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764) Preview
29Aeshna viridis Eversmann, 1836 Preview
30Aeshna juncea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
31Aeshna subarctica Walker, 1908 Preview
32Aeshna serrata Hagen, 1856 Preview
33Anax imperator Leach, 1815 Preview
34Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839) Preview
35Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
36Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764) Preview
37Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
38Ophiogomphus cecilia (Fourcroy, 1785) Preview
39Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
40Cordulegaster boltonii (Donovan, 1807) Preview
41Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
42Somatochlora metallica (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
43Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
44Somatochlora arctica (Zetterstedt, 1840) Preview
45Somatochlora alpestris (Selys, 1840) Preview
46Somatochlora sahlbergi Trybom, 1889 Preview
47Epitheca bimaculata (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
48Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
49Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
50Libellula fulva Müller, 1764 Preview
51Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
52Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
53Leucorrhinia dubia (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
54Leucorrhinia rubicunda (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
55Leucorrhinia pectoralis (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
56Leucorrhinia albifrons (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
57Leucorrhinia caudalis (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
58Sympetrum danae (Sulzer, 1776) Preview
59Sympetrum pedemontanum (Müller in Allioni, 1766) Preview
60Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764) Preview
61Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
62Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840) Preview
63Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
64Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview