Checklist Slovakia; scientific 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 English common 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 species' scientific 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.

#Scientific name
1Lestes sponsa (Hansemann, 1823) Preview
2Lestes dryas Kirby, 1890 Preview
3Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
4Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
5Chalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
6Chalcolestes parvidens (Artobolevsky, 1929) Preview
7Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
8Sympecma paedisca (Brauer, 1877) Preview
9Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1780) Preview
10Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
11Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771) Preview
12Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
13Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
14Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
15Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
16Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
17Coenagrion ornatum (Selys, 1850) Preview
18Coenagrion scitulum (Rambur, 1842) Preview
19Coenagrion hastulatum (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
20Coenagrion lunulatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
21Coenagrion armatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
22Erythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823) Preview
23Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
24Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776) Preview
25Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805 Preview
26Aeshna affinis Vander Linden, 1820 Preview
27Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767) Preview
28Aeshna grandis (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
29Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764) Preview
30Aeshna juncea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
31Aeshna subarctica Walker, 1908 Preview
32Anax imperator Leach, 1815 Preview
33Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839) Preview
34Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
35Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764) Preview
36Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
37Stylurus flavipes (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
38Ophiogomphus cecilia (Fourcroy, 1785) Preview
39Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
40Cordulegaster heros Theischinger, 1979 Preview
41Cordulegaster bidentata Selys, 1843 Preview
42Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
43Somatochlora metallica (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
44Somatochlora meridionalis Nielsen, 1935 Preview
45Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
46Somatochlora arctica (Zetterstedt, 1840) Preview
47Somatochlora alpestris (Selys, 1840) Preview
48Epitheca bimaculata (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
49Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
50Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
51Libellula fulva Müller, 1764 Preview
52Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
53Orthetrum albistylum (Selys, 1848) Preview
54Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
55Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837) Preview
56Leucorrhinia dubia (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
57Leucorrhinia rubicunda (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
58Leucorrhinia pectoralis (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
59Leucorrhinia caudalis (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
60Sympetrum danae (Sulzer, 1776) Preview
61Sympetrum pedemontanum (Müller in Allioni, 1766) Preview
62Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764) Preview
63Sympetrum depressiusculum (Selys, 1841) Preview
64Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
65Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840) Preview
66Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
67Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
68Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841) Preview
69Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832) Preview