Checklist Slovakia; English common names

Below is a checklist of the 69 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Slovakia. 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 scientific 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 Slovakia by using the Previous (<==) and Next (==>) buttons at the bottom of each page. If you would prefer to see it sorted alphabetically on the English common 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.

#English common name
1Common Spreadwing (Lestes sponsa) Preview
2Robust Spreadwing (Lestes dryas) Preview
3Migrant Spreadwing (Lestes barbarus) Preview
4Small Spreadwing (Lestes virens) Preview
5Western Willow Spreadwing (Chalcolestes viridis) Preview
6Eastern Willow Spreadwing (Chalcolestes parvidens) Preview
7Common Winter Damsel (Sympecma fusca) Preview
8Siberian Winter Damsel (Sympecma paedisca) Preview
9Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens) Preview
10Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo) Preview
11Blue Featherleg (Platycnemis pennipes) Preview
12Common Bluetail (Ischnura elegans) Preview
13Small Bluetail (Ischnura pumilio) Preview
14Common Bluet (Enallagma cyathigerum) Preview
15Variable Bluet (Coenagrion pulchellum) Preview
16Azure Bluet (Coenagrion puella) Preview
17Ornate Bluet (Coenagrion ornatum) Preview
18Dainty Bluet (Coenagrion scitulum) Preview
19Spearhead Bluet (Coenagrion hastulatum) Preview
20Crescent Bluet (Coenagrion lunulatum) Preview
21Dark Bluet (Coenagrion armatum) Preview
22Large Redeye (Erythromma najas) Preview
23Small Redeye (Erythromma viridulum) Preview
24Large Red Damsel (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) Preview
25Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta) Preview
26Blue-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna affinis) Preview
27Green-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna isoceles) Preview
28Brown Hawker (Aeshna grandis) Preview
29Blue Hawker (Aeshna cyanea) Preview
30Moorland Hawker (Aeshna juncea) Preview
31Bog Hawker (Aeshna subarctica) Preview
32Blue Emperor (Anax imperator) Preview
33Lesser Emperor (Anax parthenope) Preview
34Vagrant Emperor (Anax ephippiger) Preview
35Hairy Hawker (Brachytron pratense) Preview
36Common Clubtail (Gomphus vulgatissimus) Preview
37River Clubtail (Stylurus flavipes) Preview
38Green Snaketail (Ophiogomphus cecilia) Preview
39Small Pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus) Preview
40Balkan Goldenring (Cordulegaster heros) Preview
41Sombre Goldenring (Cordulegaster bidentata) Preview
42Downy Emerald (Cordulia aenea) Preview
43Brilliant Emerald (Somatochlora metallica) Preview
44Balkan Emerald (Somatochlora meridionalis) Preview
45Yellow-Spotted Emerald (Somatochlora flavomaculata) Preview
46Northern Emerald (Somatochlora arctica) Preview
47Alpine Emerald (Somatochlora alpestris) Preview
48Eurasian Baskettail (Epitheca bimaculata) Preview
49Four-Spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata) Preview
50Broad-Bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa) Preview
51Blue Chaser (Libellula fulva) Preview
52Black-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum) Preview
53White-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum albistylum) Preview
54Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens) Preview
55Southern Skimmer (Orthetrum brunneum) Preview
56Small Whiteface (Leucorrhinia dubia) Preview
57Ruby Whiteface (Leucorrhinia rubicunda) Preview
58Yellow-Spotted Whiteface (Leucorrhinia pectoralis) Preview
59Lilypad Whiteface (Leucorrhinia caudalis) Preview
60Black Darter (Sympetrum danae) Preview
61Banded Darter (Sympetrum pedemontanum) Preview
62Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum) Preview
63Spotted Darter (Sympetrum depressiusculum) Preview
64Yellow-Winged Darter (Sympetrum flaveolum) Preview
65Red-Veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii) Preview
66Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum) Preview
67Moustached Darter (Sympetrum vulgatum) Preview
68Southern Darter (Sympetrum meridionale) Preview
69Broad Scarlet (Crocothemis erythraea) Preview