Checklist Austria; German common names

Below is a checklist of the 78 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Austria. 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 or 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 Austria by using the Previous (<==) and Next (==>) buttons at the bottom of each page. If you would prefer to see it sorted alphabetically on the German 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.

#German common name
1Gebänderte Prachtlibelle (Calopteryx splendens)
2Blauflügel-Prachtlibelle (Calopteryx virgo)
3Gemeine Binsenjungfer (Lestes sponsa)
4Glänzende Binsenjungfer (Lestes dryas)
5Südliche Binsenjungfer (Lestes barbarus)
6Kleine Binsenjungfer (Lestes virens)
7Dunkle Binsenjungfer (Lestes macrostigma)
8Westliche Weidenjungfer (Chalcolestes viridis)
9Östliche Weidenjungfer (Chalcolestes parvidens)
10Gemeine Winterlibelle (Sympecma fusca)
11Sibirische Winterlibelle (Sympecma paedisca)
12Grosse Pechlibelle (Ischnura elegans)
13Kleine Pechlibelle (Ischnura pumilio)
14Gemeine Becherjungfer (Enallagma cyathigerum)
15Fledermaus-Azurjungfer (Coenagrion pulchellum)
16Hufeisen-Azurjungfer (Coenagrion puella)
17Helm-Azurjungfer (Coenagrion mercuriale)
18Vogel-Azurjungfer (Coenagrion ornatum)
19Gabel-Azurjungfer (Coenagrion scitulum)
20Speer-Azurjungfer (Coenagrion hastulatum)
21Mond-Azurjungfer (Coenagrion lunulatum)
22Sibirische Azurjungfer (Coenagrion hylas)
23Grosses Granatauge (Erythromma najas)
24Kleines Granatauge (Erythromma viridulum)
25Saphirauge (Erythromma lindenii)
26Frühe Adonislibelle (Pyrrhosoma nymphula)
27Zwerglibelle (Nehalennia speciosa)
28Blaue Federlibelle (Platycnemis pennipes)
29Herbst-Mosaikjungfer (Aeshna mixta)
30Südliche Mosaikjungfer (Aeshna affinis)
31Keilfleck-Mosaikjungfer (Aeshna isoceles)
32Braune Mosaikjungfer (Aeshna grandis)
33Alpen-Mosaikjungfer (Aeshna caerulea)
34Blaugrüne Mosaikjungfer (Aeshna cyanea)
35Grüne Mosaikjungfer (Aeshna viridis)
36Torf-Mosaikjungfer (Aeshna juncea)
37Hochmoor-Mosaikjungfer (Aeshna subarctica)
38Grosse Königslibelle (Anax imperator)
39Kleine Königslibelle (Anax parthenope)
40Schabracken-Königslibelle (Anax ephippiger)
41Früher Schilfjäger (Brachytron pratense)
42Gemeine Keiljungfer (Gomphus vulgatissimus)
43Westliche Keiljungfer (Gomphus pulchellus)
44Asiatische Keiljungfer (Gomphus flavipes)
45Grüne Flussjungfer (Ophiogomphus cecilia)
46Kleine Zangenlibelle (Onychogomphus forcipatus)
47Zweigestreifte Quelljungfer (Cordulegaster boltonii)
48Grosse Quelljungfer (Cordulegaster heros)
49Gestreifte Quelljungfer (Cordulegaster bidentata)
50Falkenlibelle (Cordulia aenea)
51Glänzende Smaragdlibelle (Somatochlora metallica)
52Balkan-Smaragdlibelle (Somatochlora meridionalis)
53Gefleckte Smaragdlibelle (Somatochlora flavomaculata)
54Arktische Smaragdlibelle (Somatochlora arctica)
55Alpen-Smaragdlibelle (Somatochlora alpestris)
56Zweifleck (Epitheca bimaculata)
57Vierfleck (Libellula quadrimaculata)
58Plattbauch (Libellula depressa)
59Spitzenfleck (Libellula fulva)
60Grosser Blaupfeil (Orthetrum cancellatum)
61Östlicher Blaupfeil (Orthetrum albistylum)
62Kleiner Blaupfeil (Orthetrum coerulescens)
63Südlicher Blaupfeil (Orthetrum brunneum)
64Kleine Moosjungfer (Leucorrhinia dubia)
65Nordische Moosjungfer (Leucorrhinia rubicunda)
66Grosse Moosjungfer (Leucorrhinia pectoralis)
67Östliche Moosjungfer (Leucorrhinia albifrons)
68Zierliche Moosjungfer (Leucorrhinia caudalis)
69Schwarze Heidelibelle (Sympetrum danae)
70Gebänderte Heidelibelle (Sympetrum pedemontanum)
71Blutrote Heidelibelle (Sympetrum sanguineum)
72Sumpf-Heidelibelle (Sympetrum depressiusculum)
73Gefleckte Heidelibelle (Sympetrum flaveolum)
74Frühe Heidelibelle (Sympetrum fonscolombii)
75Grosse Heidelibelle (Sympetrum striolatum)
76Gemeine Heidelibelle (Sympetrum vulgatum)
77Südliche Heidelibelle (Sympetrum meridionale)
78Feuerlibelle (Crocothemis erythraea)