Checklist for the Ukraine; scientific names

Below is a checklist of the 74 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Ukraine. It's based on Dijkstra and Lewington's Field Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Britain and Europe (2006), 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 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 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
1Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1782)
2Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758)
3Lestes sponsa (Hansemann, 1823)
4Lestes dryas Kirby, 1890
5Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798)
6Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825)
7Lestes macrostigma (Eversmann, 1836)
8Chalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825)
9Chalcolestes parvidens (Artobolevskii, 1929)
10Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820)
11Sympecma paedisca (Brauer, 1877)
12Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820)
13Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825)
14Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840)
15Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825)
16Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758)
17Coenagrion ornatum (Selys, 1850)
18Coenagrion scitulum (Rambur, 1842)
19Coenagrion hastulatum (Charpentier, 1825)
20Coenagrion lunulatum (Charpentier, 1840)
21Coenagrion armatum (Charpentier, 1840)
22Erythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823)
23Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840)
24Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840)
25Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776)
26Nehalennia speciosa (Charpentier, 1840)
27Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771)
28Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805
29Aeshna affinis Vander Linden, 1820
30Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767)
31Aeshna grandis (Linnaeus, 1758)
32Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764)
33Aeshna viridis Eversmann, 1836
34Aeshna juncea (Linnaeus, 1758)
35Anax imperator Leach, 1815
36Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839)
37Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839)
38Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764)
39Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758)
40Gomphus flavipes (Charpentier, 1825)
41Ophiogomphus cecilia (Geoffroy in Fourcroy, 1785)
42Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
43Lindenia tetraphylla (Vander Linden, 1825)
44Cordulegaster boltonii (Donovan, 1807)
45Cordulegaster bidentata Selys, 1843
46Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758)
47Somatochlora metallica (Vander Linden, 1825)
48Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825)
49Somatochlora arctica (Zetterstedt, 1840)
50Somatochlora alpestris (Selys, 1840)
51Epitheca bimaculata (Charpentier, 1825)
52Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758
53Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758
54Libellula fulva Müller, 1764
55Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758)
56Orthetrum albistylum (Selys, 1848)
57Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798)
58Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837)
59Leucorrhinia dubia (Vander Linden, 1825)
60Leucorrhinia rubicunda (Linnaeus, 1758)
61Leucorrhinia pectoralis (Charpentier, 1825)
62Leucorrhinia albifrons (Burmeister, 1839)
63Leucorrhinia caudalis (Charpentier, 1840)
64Sympetrum danae (Sulzer, 1776)
65Sympetrum pedemontanum (Müller in Allioni, 1766)
66Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764)
67Sympetrum depressiusculum (Selys, 1841)
68Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758)
69Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840)
70Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840)
71Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758)
72Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841)
73Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832)
74Selysiothemis nigra (Vander Linden, 1825)