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, 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 Ukraine 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 grandis (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
4Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767) Preview
5Aeshna juncea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
6Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805 Preview
7Aeshna viridis Eversmann, 1836 Preview
8Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
9Anax imperator Leach, 1815 Preview
10Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839) Preview
11Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764) Preview
12Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1780) Preview
13Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
14Chalcolestes parvidens (Artobolevsky, 1929) Preview
15Chalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
16Coenagrion armatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
17Coenagrion hastulatum (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
18Coenagrion lunulatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
19Coenagrion ornatum (Selys, 1850) Preview
20Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
21Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
22Coenagrion scitulum (Rambur, 1842) Preview
23Cordulegaster bidentata Selys, 1843 Preview
24Cordulegaster boltonii (Donovan, 1807) Preview
25Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
26Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832) Preview
27Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
28Epitheca bimaculata (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
29Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840) Preview
30Erythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823) Preview
31Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
32Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
33Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
34Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
35Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
36Lestes dryas Kirby, 1890 Preview
37Lestes macrostigma (Eversmann, 1836) Preview
38Lestes sponsa (Hansemann, 1823) Preview
39Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
40Leucorrhinia albifrons (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
41Leucorrhinia caudalis (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
42Leucorrhinia dubia (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
43Leucorrhinia pectoralis (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
44Leucorrhinia rubicunda (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
45Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
46Libellula fulva Müller, 1764 Preview
47Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
48Lindenia tetraphylla (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
49Nehalennia speciosa (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
50Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
51Ophiogomphus cecilia (Fourcroy, 1785) Preview
52Orthetrum albistylum (Selys, 1848) Preview
53Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837) Preview
54Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
55Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
56Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771) Preview
57Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776) Preview
58Selysiothemis nigra (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
59Somatochlora alpestris (Selys, 1840) Preview
60Somatochlora arctica (Zetterstedt, 1840) Preview
61Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
62Somatochlora metallica (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
63Stylurus flavipes (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
64Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
65Sympecma paedisca (Brauer, 1877) Preview
66Sympetrum danae (Sulzer, 1776) Preview
67Sympetrum depressiusculum (Selys, 1841) Preview
68Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
69Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840) Preview
70Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841) Preview
71Sympetrum pedemontanum (Müller in Allioni, 1766) Preview
72Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764) Preview
73Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
74Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview