Checklist Turkey in Europe; English common names

Below is a checklist of the 56 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Turkey in Europe. 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 Turkey in Europe 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
1Robust Spreadwing (Lestes dryas) Preview
2Dark Spreadwing (Lestes macrostigma) 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
8Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens) Preview
9Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo) Preview
10Odalisque (Epallage fatime) 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
19Small Redeye (Erythromma viridulum) Preview
20Blue-Eye (Erythromma lindenii) Preview
21Large Red Damsel (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) Preview
22Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta) Preview
23Blue-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna affinis) Preview
24Green-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna isoceles) Preview
25Blue Hawker (Aeshna cyanea) Preview
26Blue Emperor (Anax imperator) Preview
27Lesser Emperor (Anax parthenope) Preview
28Vagrant Emperor (Anax ephippiger) Preview
29Hairy Hawker (Brachytron pratense) Preview
30Eastern Spectre (Caliaeschna microstigma) Preview
31Common Clubtail (Gomphus vulgatissimus) Preview
32Turkish Clubtail (Gomphus schneiderii) Preview
33River Clubtail (Stylurus flavipes) Preview
34Green Snaketail (Ophiogomphus cecilia) Preview
35Small Pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus) Preview
36Bladetail (Lindenia tetraphylla) Preview
37Turkish Goldenring (Cordulegaster picta) Preview
38Blue-Eyed Goldenring (Cordulegaster insignis) Preview
39Balkan Emerald (Somatochlora meridionalis) Preview
40Yellow-Spotted Emerald (Somatochlora flavomaculata) Preview
41Bulgarian Emerald (Somatochlora borisi) Preview
42Broad-Bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa) Preview
43Blue Chaser (Libellula fulva) Preview
44Black-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum) Preview
45White-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum albistylum) Preview
46Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens) Preview
47Southern Skimmer (Orthetrum brunneum) Preview
48Banded Darter (Sympetrum pedemontanum) Preview
49Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum) Preview
50Spotted Darter (Sympetrum depressiusculum) Preview
51Red-Veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii) Preview
52Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum) Preview
53Southern Darter (Sympetrum meridionale) Preview
54Broad Scarlet (Crocothemis erythraea) Preview
55Black Pennant (Selysiothemis nigra) Preview
56Wandering Glider (Pantala flavescens) Preview