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 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 Turkey in Europe 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 Preview
2Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764) Preview
3Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767) Preview
4Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805 Preview
5Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
6Anax imperator Leach, 1815 Preview
7Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839) Preview
8Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764) Preview
9Caliaeschna microstigma (Schneider, 1845) Preview
10Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1780) Preview
11Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
12Chalcolestes parvidens (Artobolevsky, 1929) Preview
13Chalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
14Coenagrion ornatum (Selys, 1850) Preview
15Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
16Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
17Coenagrion scitulum (Rambur, 1842) Preview
18Cordulegaster insignis Schneider, 1845 Preview
19Cordulegaster picta Selys, 1854 Preview
20Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832) Preview
21Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
22Epallage fatime (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
23Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840) Preview
24Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
25Gomphus schneiderii Selys, 1850 Preview
26Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
27Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
28Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
29Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
30Lestes dryas Kirby, 1890 Preview
31Lestes macrostigma (Eversmann, 1836) Preview
32Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
33Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
34Libellula fulva Müller, 1764 Preview
35Lindenia tetraphylla (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
36Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
37Ophiogomphus cecilia (Fourcroy, 1785) Preview
38Orthetrum albistylum (Selys, 1848) Preview
39Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837) Preview
40Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
41Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
42Pantala flavescens (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
43Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771) Preview
44Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776) Preview
45Selysiothemis nigra (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
46Somatochlora borisi Marinov, 2001 Preview
47Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
48Somatochlora meridionalis Nielsen, 1935 Preview
49Stylurus flavipes (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
50Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
51Sympetrum depressiusculum (Selys, 1841) Preview
52Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840) Preview
53Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841) Preview
54Sympetrum pedemontanum (Müller in Allioni, 1766) Preview
55Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764) Preview
56Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview