Checklist, Danish common names

Below is a checklist of all the European dragonfly and damselfly species, with their English common names. It's based on Dijkstra and Lewington's excellent Field Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Britain and Europe but incorporates a few recent changes: Brachythemis leucosticta has been renamed Brachythemis impartita, Lestes parvidens and Lestes viridis have been renamed Chalcolestes parvidens and Chalcolestes viridis respectively, and Ischnura intermedia (not covered in Dijkstra & Lewington) has now been added to our checklist.

Note: For a list of the species which we have excluded from our European checklist, please click here.

We now have photographs available of all 133 species listed below.

If you would like to see the checklist with the common names in a different language, click on the corresponding flag below. And you can also see the checklist with only the scientific names.

#SuborderFamilyGenusSpeciesDanish common name
1ZygopteraCalopterygidaeCalopteryxCalopteryx splendens (Harris, 1782)Blåbåndet pragtvandnymfe
2   Calopteryx xanthostoma (Charpentier, 1825)Calopteryx xanthostoma
3   Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758)Blåvinget pragtvandnymfe
4   Calopteryx haemorrhoidalis (Vander Linden, 1825)Calopteryx haemorrhoidalis
5 EuphaeidaeEpallageEpallage fatime (Charpentier, 1840)Epallage fatime
6 LestidaeLestesLestes sponsa (Hansemann, 1823)Almindelig kobbervandnymfe
7   Lestes dryas Kirby, 1890Sortmærket kobbervandnymfe
8   Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798)Sydlig kobbervandnymfe
9   Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825)Lille kobbervandnymfe
10   Lestes macrostigma (Eversmann, 1836)Lestes macrostigma
11  ChalcolestesChalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825)Grøn kobbervandnymfe
12   Chalcolestes parvidens (Artobolevskii, 1929)Chalcolestes parvidens
13  SympecmaSympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820)Vintervandnymfe
14   Sympecma paedisca (Brauer, 1877)Siberisk vintervandnymfe
15 CoenagrionidaeIschnuraIschnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820)Stor farvevandnymfe
16   Ischnura genei (Rambur, 1842)Ischnura genei
17   Ischnura graellsii (Rambur, 1842)Ischnura graellsii
18   Ischnura saharensis Aguesse, 1958Ischnura saharensis
19   Ischnura fountaineae Morton, 1905Ischnura fountaineae
20   Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825)Lille farvevandnymfe
21   Ischnura intermedia Dumont, 1974Ischnura intermedia
22   Ischnura hastata (Say, 1839)Ischnura hastata
23   Ischnura senegalensis (Rambur, 1842)Ischnura senegalensis
24  EnallagmaEnallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840)Almindelig vandnymfe
25  CoenagrionCoenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825)Flagermus-vandnymfe
26   Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758)Hestesko-vandnymfe
27   Coenagrion intermedium Lohmann, 1990Coenagrion intermedium
28   Coenagrion mercuriale (Charpentier, 1840)Coenagrion mercuriale
29   Coenagrion ornatum (Selys, 1850)Coenagrion ornatum
30   Coenagrion scitulum (Rambur, 1842)Coenagrion scitulum
31   Coenagrion caerulescens (Fonscolombe, 1838)Coenagrion caerulescens
32   Coenagrion hastulatum (Charpentier, 1825)Spyd-vandnymfe
33   Coenagrion lunulatum (Charpentier, 1840)Måne-vandnymfe
34   Coenagrion hylas (Trybom, 1889)Coenagrion hylas
35   Coenagrion johanssoni (Wallengren, 1894)Nordisk vandnymfe
36   Coenagrion armatum (Charpentier, 1840)Hue-vandnymfe
37  ErythrommaErythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823)Rødøjet vandnymfe
38   Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840)Lille rødøjet vandnymfe
39   Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840)Blåøjet vandnymfe
40  PyrrhosomaPyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776)Rød vandnymfe
41   Pyrrhosoma elisabethae Schmidt, 1948Pyrrhosoma elisabethae
42  CeriagrionCeriagrion tenellum (de Villers, 1789)Ceriagrion tenellum
43   Ceriagrion georgifreyi Schmidt, 1953Ceriagrion georgifreyi
44  NehalenniaNehalennia speciosa (Charpentier, 1840)Dværg-vandnymfe
45 PlatycnemididaePlatycnemisPlatycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771)Fjerbenet vandnymfe
46   Platycnemis acutipennis Selys, 1841Platycnemis acutipennis
47   Platycnemis latipes Rambur, 1842Platycnemis latipes
48AnisopteraAeshnidaeAeshnaAeshna mixta Latreille, 1805Efterårs-mosaikguldsmed
49   Aeshna affinis Vander Linden, 1820Sydlig mosaikguldsmed
50   Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767)Kileplet-mosaikguldsmed
51   Aeshna grandis (Linnaeus, 1758)Brun mosaikguldsmed
52   Aeshna caerulea (Ström, 1783)Azurblå mosaikguldsmed
53   Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764)Blå mosaikguldsmed
54   Aeshna viridis Eversmann, 1836Grøn mosaikguldsmed
55   Aeshna juncea (Linnaeus, 1758)Siv-mosaikguldsmed
56   Aeshna subarctica Walker, 1908Højmose-mosaikguldsmed
57   Aeshna serrata Hagen, 1856Baltisk mosaikguldsmed
58   Aeshna crenata Hagen, 1856Sibirisk mosaikguldsmed
59  AnaxAnax imperator Leach, 1815Stor kejserguldsmed
60   Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839)Lille kejserguldsmed
61   Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839)Brun kejserguldsmed
62   Anax immaculifrons Rambur, 1842Anax immaculifrons
63  BrachytronBrachytron pratense (Müller, 1764)Håret mosaikguldsmed
64  BoyeriaBoyeria irene (Fonscolombe, 1838)Boyeria irene
65   Boyeria cretensis Peters, 1991Boyeria cretensis
66  CaliaeschnaCaliaeschna microstigma (Schneider, 1845)Caliaeschna microstigma
67 GomphidaeGomphusGomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758)Almindelig flodguldsmed
68   Gomphus schneiderii Selys, 1850Gomphus schneiderii
69   Gomphus graslinii Rambur, 1842Gomphus graslinii
70   Gomphus simillimus Selys, 1840Gomphus simillimus
71   Gomphus pulchellus Selys, 1840Vestlig flodguldsmed
72   Gomphus flavipes (Charpentier, 1825)Gulbenet flodguldsmed
73  OphiogomphusOphiogomphus cecilia (Geoffroy in Fourcroy, 1785)Grøn kølleguldsmed
74  OnychogomphusOnychogomphus uncatus (Charpentier, 1840)Onychogomphus uncatus
75   Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758)Lille tangguldsmed
76   Onychogomphus costae Selys, 1885Onychogomphus costae
77  ParagomphusParagomphus genei (Selys, 1841)Paragomphus genei
78  LindeniaLindenia tetraphylla (Vander Linden, 1825)Lindenia tetraphylla
79 CordulegastridaeCordulegasterCordulegaster boltonii (Donovan, 1807)Konge-guldsmed
80   Cordulegaster trinacriae Waterston, 1976Cordulegaster trinacriae
81   Cordulegaster heros Theischinger, 1979Cordulegaster heros
82   Cordulegaster picta Selys, 1854Cordulegaster picta
83   Cordulegaster bidentata Selys, 1843Cordulegaster bidentata
84   Cordulegaster insignis Schneider, 1845Cordulegaster insignis
85   Cordulegaster helladica (Lohmann, 1993)Cordulegaster helladica
86 CorduliidaeCorduliaCordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758)Grøn smaragdlibel
87  SomatochloraSomatochlora metallica (Vander Linden, 1825)Glinsende smaragdlibel
88   Somatochlora meridionalis Nielsen, 1935Somatochlora meridionalis
89   Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825)Plettet smaragdlibel
90   Somatochlora arctica (Zetterstedt, 1840)Arktisk smaragdlibel
91   Somatochlora alpestris (Selys, 1840)Alpin smaragdlibel
92   Somatochlora sahlbergi Trybom, 1889Tundra-smaragdlibel
93   Somatochlora borisi Marinov, 2001Somatochlora borisi
94  EpithecaEpitheca bimaculata (Charpentier, 1825)Toplettet falkelibel
95  OxygastraOxygastra curtisii (Dale, 1834)Oxygastra curtisii
96  MacromiaMacromia splendens (Pictet, 1843)Macromia splendens
97 LibellulidaeLibellulaLibellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758Fireplettet libel
98   Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758Blå libel
99   Libellula fulva Müller, 1764Spidsplettet libel
100  OrthetrumOrthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758)Stor blåpil
101   Orthetrum albistylum (Selys, 1848)Orthetrum albistylum
102   Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798)Lille blåpil
103   Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837)Sydlig blåpil
104   Orthetrum nitidinerve (Selys, 1841)Orthetrum nitidinerve
105   Orthetrum chrysostigma (Burmeister, 1839)Orthetrum chrysostigma
106   Orthetrum taeniolatum (Schneider, 1845)Orthetrum taeniolatum
107   Orthetrum trinacria (Selys, 1841)Orthetrum trinacria
108   Orthetrum sabina (Drury, 1773)Orthetrum sabina
109  LeucorrhiniaLeucorrhinia dubia (Vander Linden, 1825)Lille kærguldsmed
110   Leucorrhinia rubicunda (Linnaeus, 1758)Nordisk kærguldsmed
111   Leucorrhinia pectoralis (Charpentier, 1825)Stor kærguldsmed
112   Leucorrhinia albifrons (Burmeister, 1839)Østlig kærguldsmed
113   Leucorrhinia caudalis (Charpentier, 1840)Åkande kærguldsmed
114  SympetrumSympetrum danae (Sulzer, 1776)Sort hedelibel
115   Sympetrum pedemontanum (Müller in Allioni, 1766)Båndet hedelibel
116   Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764)Blodrød hedelibel
117   Sympetrum depressiusculum (Selys, 1841)Sympetrum depressiusculum
118   Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758)Gulvinget hedelibel
119   Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840)Rødåret hedelibel
120   Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840)Stor hedelibel
121   Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758)Almindelig hedelibel
122   Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841)Sydlig hedelibel
123   Sympetrum sinaiticum Dumont, 1977Sympetrum sinaiticum
124  CrocothemisCrocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832)Flammelibel
125  TrithemisTrithemis annulata (Palisot de Beauvois, 1807)Trithemis annulata
126   Trithemis arteriosa (Burmeister, 1839)Trithemis arteriosa
127   Trithemis kirbyi (Selys, 1891)Trithemis kirbyi
128   Trithemis festiva (Rambur, 1842)Trithemis festiva
129  BrachythemisBrachythemis impartita (Burmeister, 1839)Brachythemis impartita
130  DiplacodesDiplacodes lefebvrii (Rambur, 1842)Diplacodes lefebvrii
131  SelysiothemisSelysiothemis nigra (Vander Linden, 1825)Selysiothemis nigra
132  PantalaPantala flavescens (Fabricius, 1798)Pantala flavescens
133  ZygonyxZygonyx torridus (Kirby, 1889)Zygonyx torridus