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Area Checklists

The excellent Atlas of the European Dragonflies and Damselflies (Boudot & Kalkman (eds), 2015) divides Europe into 52 distinct areas, whereby each area corresponds to a country or part of a country. To see the checklist of the damselfly and dragonfly species for a particular area, please click on its name in the list below.

Note: Checklists and distribution maps are of course bound to change over time. If you notice any missing species from the checklist for your area, please do email us at with the new information. We will then update the relevant checklist as soon as possible.

Thank you very much.

Updates since 2015

Since the publication of the Atlas in 2015 the following new country records have been published in the literature (and/or on reliable internet sources) and have now been incorporated into our area checklists and distribution maps:

  • Northern Banded Groundling (Brachythemis impartita) has been added as new to the area Italy: mainland
  • Hairy Hawker (Brachytron pratense) has been added as new to the area Italy: Sicily
  • Turkish Goldenring (Cordulegaster picta) has been added as new to the area Russian Federation: mainland
  • Broad Scarlet (Crocothemis erythraea) has been added as new to the area Denmark
  • Eurasian Baskettail (Epitheca bimaculata) has been added as new to the area Bulgaria
  • Western Clubtail (Gomphus pulchellus) has been added as new to the area Albania
  • Bladetail (Lindenia tetraphylla) has been added as new to the area Italy: Sicily
  • White-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum albistylum) has been added as new to the area Belgium
  • Wandering Glider (Pantala flavescens) has been added as new to the area Poland
  • Black Pennant (Selysiothemis nigra) has been added as new to the area Macedonia
  • Southern Darter (Sympetrum meridionale) has been added as new to the area Lithuania
  • Violet Dropwing (Trithemis annulata) has been added as new to the area Hungary
  • Red-Veined Dropwing (Trithemis arteriosa) has been added as new to the area Greece
  • Orange-Winged Dropwing (Trithemis kirbyi) has been added as new to the areas France: mainland and Portugal: mainland

Note also that Western Willow Spreadwing (Chalcolestes viridis) has been removed from the area Russian Federation: mainland.

We would like to thank Jean-Pierre Boudot for kindly providing us with the above information.


In a further update, seven more new country records were added in 2019:

  • Western Clubtail (Gomphus pulchellus) has been added as new to the area Czech Republic
  • Wandering Glider (Pantala flavescens) has been added as new to the area Belarus
  • Wandering Glider (Pantala flavescens) has been added as new to the area France: mainland
  • Wandering Glider (Pantala flavescens) has been added as new to the area Germany
  • Wandering Glider (Pantala flavescens) has been added as new to the area Italy: mainland
  • Wandering Glider (Pantala flavescens) has been added as new to the area Lithuania
  • Wandering Glider (Pantala flavescens) has been added as new to the area Switzerland

We would like to thank Martin Sterik, Cyrille Deliry and Jean-Pierre Boudot for kindly providing us with the new information.


Then in 2020 three more new country records were added:

  • Orange-Winged Dropwing (Trithemis kirbyi) has been added as new to the area Spain: Canary Islands
  • Orange-Winged Dropwing (Trithemis kirbyi) has also been added as new to the area Malta
  • Black Pennant (Selysiothemis nigra) has been added as new to the area France: mainland

We thank Torben Sebro, Charles Gauci and Jean-Pierre Boudot respectively for providing us with the new information.


And, again in 2020, a new species was discovered in the Valencia region of Spain: Onychogomphus cazuma (Barona, Cardo & Díaz, 2020). We have now incorporated this new species in our checklists and added our photographs to the relevant species page.


And finally, in 2021 three more country records have been added or updated:

  • Green-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna isoceles) has now been added as new to the area Cyprus
  • The status of the Migrant Spreadwing (Lestes barbarus) for the area Cyprus has now been updated from "Present before 1990" to "Present before and after 1990"
  • The status of the Green Hooktail (Paragomphus genei) for the area France: Corsica has now been updated from "Present before 1990" to "Present before and after 1990"

We thank David Sparrow and Jean-Pierre Boudot for providing us with the new information.

#Area
1Albania: 58 species
2Andorra: 18 species
3Austria: 78 species
4Belarus: 65 species
5Belgium: 71 species
6Bosnia Herzegovina: 63 species
7Bulgaria: 71 species
8Croatia: 68 species
9Cyprus: 38 species
10Czech Republic: 73 species
11Denmark: 59 species
12Estonia: 57 species
13Finland: 62 species
14France: mainland: 91 species
15France: Corsica: 48 species
16Germany: 82 species
17Greece: 77 species
18Greece: Crete: 35 species
19Hungary: 66 species
20Iceland: 1 species
21Ireland: 32 species
22Italy: mainland: 90 species
23Italy: Sardinia: 43 species
24Italy: Sicily: 57 species
25Latvia: 60 species
26Lithuania: 67 species
27Luxembourg: 62 species
28Macedonia: 63 species
29Malta: 20 species
30Moldova: 35 species
31Montenegro: 67 species
32Netherlands: 71 species
33Norway: 48 species
34Poland: 74 species
35Portugal: mainland: 65 species
36Portugal: Azores: 5 species
37Portugal: Madeira: 6 species
38Romania: 71 species
39Russian Federation: mainland: 84 species
40Russian Federation: Kaliningrad: 60 species
41Serbia: 63 species
42Slovakia: 69 species
43Slovenia: 72 species
44Spain: 80 species
45Spain: Baleares: 27 species
46Spain: Canary Islands: 14 species
47Sweden: 64 species
48Switzerland: 78 species
49Turkey in Europe: 56 species
50Ukraine: 74 species
51United Kingdom: Great Britain: 54 species
52United Kingdom: Northern Ireland: 22 species