Checklist Albania; English common names

Below is a checklist of the 58 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Albania. 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 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 Albania 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
1Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens)
2Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo)
3Common Spreadwing (Lestes sponsa)
4Robust Spreadwing (Lestes dryas)
5Migrant Spreadwing (Lestes barbarus)
6Small Spreadwing (Lestes virens)
7Dark Spreadwing (Lestes macrostigma)
8Western Willow Spreadwing (Chalcolestes viridis)
9Eastern Willow Spreadwing (Chalcolestes parvidens)
10Common Winter Damsel (Sympecma fusca)
11Common Bluetail (Ischnura elegans)
12Small Bluetail (Ischnura pumilio)
13Common Bluet (Enallagma cyathigerum)
14Variable Bluet (Coenagrion pulchellum)
15Azure Bluet (Coenagrion puella)
16Ornate Bluet (Coenagrion ornatum)
17Dainty Bluet (Coenagrion scitulum)
18Small Redeye (Erythromma viridulum)
19Blue-Eye (Erythromma lindenii)
20Large Red Damsel (Pyrrhosoma nymphula)
21Greek Red Damsel (Pyrrhosoma elisabethae)
22Small Red Damsel (Ceriagrion tenellum)
23Blue Featherleg (Platycnemis pennipes)
24Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta)
25Blue-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna affinis)
26Green-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna isoceles)
27Blue Hawker (Aeshna cyanea)
28Blue Emperor (Anax imperator)
29Lesser Emperor (Anax parthenope)
30Vagrant Emperor (Anax ephippiger)
31Hairy Hawker (Brachytron pratense)
32Eastern Spectre (Caliaeschna microstigma)
33Common Clubtail (Gomphus vulgatissimus)
34Turkish Clubtail (Gomphus schneiderii)
35Western Clubtail (Gomphus pulchellus)
36Small Pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus)
37Bladetail (Lindenia tetraphylla)
38Balkan Goldenring (Cordulegaster heros)
39Sombre Goldenring (Cordulegaster bidentata)
40Downy Emerald (Cordulia aenea)
41Balkan Emerald (Somatochlora meridionalis)
42Yellow-Spotted Emerald (Somatochlora flavomaculata)
43Four-Spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata)
44Broad-Bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa)
45Blue Chaser (Libellula fulva)
46Black-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum)
47White-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum albistylum)
48Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens)
49Southern Skimmer (Orthetrum brunneum)
50Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum)
51Spotted Darter (Sympetrum depressiusculum)
52Yellow-Winged Darter (Sympetrum flaveolum)
53Red-Veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii)
54Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum)
55Moustached Darter (Sympetrum vulgatum)
56Southern Darter (Sympetrum meridionale)
57Broad Scarlet (Crocothemis erythraea)
58Black Pennant (Selysiothemis nigra)