Checklist Turkey in Europe; scientific 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 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 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 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 dryas Kirby, 1890 Preview
2Lestes macrostigma (Eversmann, 1836) 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
8Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1780) Preview
9Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
10Epallage fatime (Charpentier, 1840) 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
19Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
20Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840) Preview
21Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776) Preview
22Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805 Preview
23Aeshna affinis Vander Linden, 1820 Preview
24Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767) Preview
25Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764) Preview
26Anax imperator Leach, 1815 Preview
27Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839) Preview
28Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
29Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764) Preview
30Caliaeschna microstigma (Schneider, 1845) Preview
31Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
32Gomphus schneiderii Selys, 1850 Preview
33Stylurus flavipes (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
34Ophiogomphus cecilia (Fourcroy, 1785) Preview
35Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
36Lindenia tetraphylla (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
37Cordulegaster picta Selys, 1854 Preview
38Cordulegaster insignis Schneider, 1845 Preview
39Somatochlora meridionalis Nielsen, 1935 Preview
40Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
41Somatochlora borisi Marinov, 2001 Preview
42Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
43Libellula fulva Müller, 1764 Preview
44Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
45Orthetrum albistylum (Selys, 1848) Preview
46Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
47Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837) Preview
48Sympetrum pedemontanum (Müller in Allioni, 1766) Preview
49Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764) Preview
50Sympetrum depressiusculum (Selys, 1841) Preview
51Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840) Preview
52Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
53Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841) Preview
54Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832) Preview
55Selysiothemis nigra (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
56Pantala flavescens (Fabricius, 1798) Preview