Checklist Sweden; scientific 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 English common names.

The list below is sorted alphabetically on the species' scientific 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.

#Scientific name
1Aeshna affinis Vander Linden, 1820
2Aeshna caerulea (Ström, 1783)
3Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764)
4Aeshna grandis (Linnaeus, 1758)
5Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767)
6Aeshna juncea (Linnaeus, 1758)
7Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805
8Aeshna serrata Hagen, 1856
9Aeshna subarctica Walker, 1908
10Aeshna viridis Eversmann, 1836
11Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839)
12Anax imperator Leach, 1815
13Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839)
14Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764)
15Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1782)
16Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758)
17Coenagrion armatum (Charpentier, 1840)
18Coenagrion hastulatum (Charpentier, 1825)
19Coenagrion johanssoni (Wallengren, 1894)
20Coenagrion lunulatum (Charpentier, 1840)
21Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758)
22Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825)
23Cordulegaster boltonii (Donovan, 1807)
24Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758)
25Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840)
26Epitheca bimaculata (Charpentier, 1825)
27Erythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823)
28Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840)
29Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758)
30Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820)
31Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825)
32Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798)
33Lestes dryas Kirby, 1890
34Lestes sponsa (Hansemann, 1823)
35Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825)
36Leucorrhinia albifrons (Burmeister, 1839)
37Leucorrhinia caudalis (Charpentier, 1840)
38Leucorrhinia dubia (Vander Linden, 1825)
39Leucorrhinia pectoralis (Charpentier, 1825)
40Leucorrhinia rubicunda (Linnaeus, 1758)
41Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758
42Libellula fulva Müller, 1764
43Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758
44Nehalennia speciosa (Charpentier, 1840)
45Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
46Ophiogomphus cecilia (Geoffroy in Fourcroy, 1785)
47Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758)
48Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798)
49Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771)
50Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776)
51Somatochlora alpestris (Selys, 1840)
52Somatochlora arctica (Zetterstedt, 1840)
53Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825)
54Somatochlora metallica (Vander Linden, 1825)
55Somatochlora sahlbergi Trybom, 1889
56Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820)
57Sympecma paedisca (Brauer, 1877)
58Sympetrum danae (Sulzer, 1776)
59Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758)
60Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840)
61Sympetrum pedemontanum (Müller in Allioni, 1766)
62Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764)
63Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840)
64Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758)