Checklist Slovenia; English common names

Below is a checklist of the 73 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Slovenia. 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 Slovenian 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 Slovenia 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) Preview
2Azure Bluet (Coenagrion puella) Preview
3Azure Hawker (Aeshna caerulea) Preview
4Balkan Emerald (Somatochlora meridionalis) Preview
5Balkan Goldenring (Cordulegaster heros) Preview
6Banded Darter (Sympetrum pedemontanum) Preview
7Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens) Preview
8Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo) Preview
9Black Darter (Sympetrum danae) Preview
10Black Pennant (Selysiothemis nigra) Preview
11Black-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum) Preview
12Bladetail (Lindenia tetraphylla) Preview
13Blue Chaser (Libellula fulva) Preview
14Blue Emperor (Anax imperator) Preview
15Blue Featherleg (Platycnemis pennipes) Preview
16Blue Hawker (Aeshna cyanea) Preview
17Blue-Eye (Erythromma lindenii) Preview
18Blue-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna affinis) Preview
19Bog Hawker (Aeshna subarctica) Preview
20Brilliant Emerald (Somatochlora metallica) Preview
21Broad Scarlet (Crocothemis erythraea) Preview
22Broad-Bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa) Preview
23Brown Hawker (Aeshna grandis) Preview
24Common Bluet (Enallagma cyathigerum) Preview
25Common Bluetail (Ischnura elegans) Preview
26Common Clubtail (Gomphus vulgatissimus) Preview
27Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum) Preview
28Common Spreadwing (Lestes sponsa) Preview
29Common Winter Damsel (Sympecma fusca) Preview
30Dainty Bluet (Coenagrion scitulum) Preview
31Dark Spreadwing (Lestes macrostigma) Preview
32Downy Emerald (Cordulia aenea) Preview
33Eastern Willow Spreadwing (Chalcolestes parvidens) Preview
34Eurasian Baskettail (Epitheca bimaculata) Preview
35Four-Spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata) Preview
36Green Hawker (Aeshna viridis) Preview
37Green Snaketail (Ophiogomphus cecilia) Preview
38Green-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna isoceles) Preview
39Hairy Hawker (Brachytron pratense) Preview
40Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens) Preview
41Large Red Damsel (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) Preview
42Large Redeye (Erythromma najas) Preview
43Lesser Emperor (Anax parthenope) Preview
44Lilypad Whiteface (Leucorrhinia caudalis) Preview
45Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta) Preview
46Migrant Spreadwing (Lestes barbarus) Preview
47Moorland Hawker (Aeshna juncea) Preview
48Moustached Darter (Sympetrum vulgatum) Preview
49Northern Emerald (Somatochlora arctica) Preview
50Ornate Bluet (Coenagrion ornatum) Preview
51Red-Veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii) Preview
52River Clubtail (Stylurus flavipes) Preview
53Robust Spreadwing (Lestes dryas) Preview
54Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum) Preview
55Small Bluetail (Ischnura pumilio) Preview
56Small Pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus) Preview
57Small Red Damsel (Ceriagrion tenellum) Preview
58Small Redeye (Erythromma viridulum) Preview
59Small Spreadwing (Lestes virens) Preview
60Small Whiteface (Leucorrhinia dubia) Preview
61Sombre Goldenring (Cordulegaster bidentata) Preview
62Southern Darter (Sympetrum meridionale) Preview
63Southern Skimmer (Orthetrum brunneum) Preview
64Spearhead Bluet (Coenagrion hastulatum) Preview
65Spotted Darter (Sympetrum depressiusculum) Preview
66Vagrant Emperor (Anax ephippiger) Preview
67Variable Bluet (Coenagrion pulchellum) Preview
68Violet Dropwing (Trithemis annulata) Preview
69Western Willow Spreadwing (Chalcolestes viridis) Preview
70White-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum albistylum) Preview
71Yellow-Spotted Emerald (Somatochlora flavomaculata) Preview
72Yellow-Spotted Whiteface (Leucorrhinia pectoralis) Preview
73Yellow-Winged Darter (Sympetrum flaveolum) Preview