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