Checklist Slovenia; scientific names

Below is a checklist of the 72 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Slovenia. 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 Slovenian 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 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.

#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 subarctica Walker, 1908
9Aeshna viridis Eversmann, 1836
10Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839)
11Anax imperator Leach, 1815
12Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839)
13Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764)
14Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1782)
15Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758)
16Ceriagrion tenellum (de Villers, 1789)
17Chalcolestes parvidens (Artobolevskii, 1929)
18Chalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825)
19Coenagrion hastulatum (Charpentier, 1825)
20Coenagrion ornatum (Selys, 1850)
21Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758)
22Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825)
23Coenagrion scitulum (Rambur, 1842)
24Cordulegaster bidentata Selys, 1843
25Cordulegaster heros Theischinger, 1979
26Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758)
27Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832)
28Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840)
29Epitheca bimaculata (Charpentier, 1825)
30Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840)
31Erythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823)
32Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840)
33Gomphus flavipes (Charpentier, 1825)
34Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758)
35Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820)
36Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825)
37Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798)
38Lestes dryas Kirby, 1890
39Lestes macrostigma (Eversmann, 1836)
40Lestes sponsa (Hansemann, 1823)
41Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825)
42Leucorrhinia caudalis (Charpentier, 1840)
43Leucorrhinia dubia (Vander Linden, 1825)
44Leucorrhinia pectoralis (Charpentier, 1825)
45Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758
46Libellula fulva Müller, 1764
47Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758
48Lindenia tetraphylla (Vander Linden, 1825)
49Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
50Ophiogomphus cecilia (Geoffroy in Fourcroy, 1785)
51Orthetrum albistylum (Selys, 1848)
52Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837)
53Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758)
54Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798)
55Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771)
56Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776)
57Selysiothemis nigra (Vander Linden, 1825)
58Somatochlora alpestris (Selys, 1840)
59Somatochlora arctica (Zetterstedt, 1840)
60Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825)
61Somatochlora meridionalis Nielsen, 1935
62Somatochlora metallica (Vander Linden, 1825)
63Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820)
64Sympetrum danae (Sulzer, 1776)
65Sympetrum depressiusculum (Selys, 1841)
66Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758)
67Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840)
68Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841)
69Sympetrum pedemontanum (Müller in Allioni, 1766)
70Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764)
71Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840)
72Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758)