Checklist for the Ukraine; English common names

Below is a checklist of the 74 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Ukraine. 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 Ukraine 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
3Dark Spreadwing (Lestes macrostigma) Preview
4Migrant Spreadwing (Lestes barbarus) Preview
5Small Spreadwing (Lestes virens) Preview
6Western Willow Spreadwing (Chalcolestes viridis) Preview
7Eastern Willow Spreadwing (Chalcolestes parvidens) Preview
8Common Winter Damsel (Sympecma fusca) Preview
9Siberian Winter Damsel (Sympecma paedisca) Preview
10Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens) Preview
11Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo) Preview
12Blue Featherleg (Platycnemis pennipes) Preview
13Common Bluetail (Ischnura elegans) Preview
14Small Bluetail (Ischnura pumilio) Preview
15Common Bluet (Enallagma cyathigerum) Preview
16Variable Bluet (Coenagrion pulchellum) Preview
17Azure Bluet (Coenagrion puella) Preview
18Ornate Bluet (Coenagrion ornatum) Preview
19Dainty Bluet (Coenagrion scitulum) Preview
20Spearhead Bluet (Coenagrion hastulatum) Preview
21Crescent Bluet (Coenagrion lunulatum) Preview
22Dark Bluet (Coenagrion armatum) Preview
23Large Redeye (Erythromma najas) Preview
24Small Redeye (Erythromma viridulum) Preview
25Blue-Eye (Erythromma lindenii) Preview
26Large Red Damsel (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) Preview
27Sedgling (Nehalennia speciosa) Preview
28Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta) Preview
29Blue-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna affinis) Preview
30Green-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna isoceles) Preview
31Brown Hawker (Aeshna grandis) Preview
32Blue Hawker (Aeshna cyanea) Preview
33Green Hawker (Aeshna viridis) Preview
34Moorland Hawker (Aeshna juncea) Preview
35Blue Emperor (Anax imperator) Preview
36Lesser Emperor (Anax parthenope) Preview
37Vagrant Emperor (Anax ephippiger) Preview
38Hairy Hawker (Brachytron pratense) Preview
39Common Clubtail (Gomphus vulgatissimus) Preview
40River Clubtail (Stylurus flavipes) Preview
41Green Snaketail (Ophiogomphus cecilia) Preview
42Small Pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus) Preview
43Bladetail (Lindenia tetraphylla) Preview
44Common Goldenring (Cordulegaster boltonii) Preview
45Sombre Goldenring (Cordulegaster bidentata) Preview
46Downy Emerald (Cordulia aenea) Preview
47Brilliant Emerald (Somatochlora metallica) Preview
48Yellow-Spotted Emerald (Somatochlora flavomaculata) Preview
49Northern Emerald (Somatochlora arctica) Preview
50Alpine Emerald (Somatochlora alpestris) Preview
51Eurasian Baskettail (Epitheca bimaculata) Preview
52Four-Spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata) Preview
53Broad-Bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa) Preview
54Blue Chaser (Libellula fulva) Preview
55Black-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum) Preview
56White-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum albistylum) Preview
57Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens) Preview
58Southern Skimmer (Orthetrum brunneum) Preview
59Small Whiteface (Leucorrhinia dubia) Preview
60Ruby Whiteface (Leucorrhinia rubicunda) Preview
61Yellow-Spotted Whiteface (Leucorrhinia pectoralis) Preview
62Dark Whiteface (Leucorrhinia albifrons) Preview
63Lilypad Whiteface (Leucorrhinia caudalis) Preview
64Black Darter (Sympetrum danae) Preview
65Banded Darter (Sympetrum pedemontanum) Preview
66Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum) Preview
67Spotted Darter (Sympetrum depressiusculum) Preview
68Yellow-Winged Darter (Sympetrum flaveolum) Preview
69Red-Veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii) Preview
70Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum) Preview
71Moustached Darter (Sympetrum vulgatum) Preview
72Southern Darter (Sympetrum meridionale) Preview
73Broad Scarlet (Crocothemis erythraea) Preview
74Black Pennant (Selysiothemis nigra) Preview