Checklist Austria; scientific 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 German common names or the English common 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 species' scientific 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.

#Scientific name
1Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1782)
2Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758)
3Lestes sponsa (Hansemann, 1823)
4Lestes dryas Kirby, 1890
5Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798)
6Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825)
7Lestes macrostigma (Eversmann, 1836)
8Chalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825)
9Chalcolestes parvidens (Artobolevskii, 1929)
10Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820)
11Sympecma paedisca (Brauer, 1877)
12Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820)
13Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825)
14Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840)
15Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825)
16Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758)
17Coenagrion mercuriale (Charpentier, 1840)
18Coenagrion ornatum (Selys, 1850)
19Coenagrion scitulum (Rambur, 1842)
20Coenagrion hastulatum (Charpentier, 1825)
21Coenagrion lunulatum (Charpentier, 1840)
22Coenagrion hylas (Trybom, 1889)
23Erythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823)
24Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840)
25Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840)
26Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776)
27Nehalennia speciosa (Charpentier, 1840)
28Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771)
29Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805
30Aeshna affinis Vander Linden, 1820
31Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767)
32Aeshna grandis (Linnaeus, 1758)
33Aeshna caerulea (Ström, 1783)
34Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764)
35Aeshna viridis Eversmann, 1836
36Aeshna juncea (Linnaeus, 1758)
37Aeshna subarctica Walker, 1908
38Anax imperator Leach, 1815
39Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839)
40Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839)
41Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764)
42Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758)
43Gomphus pulchellus Selys, 1840
44Gomphus flavipes (Charpentier, 1825)
45Ophiogomphus cecilia (Geoffroy in Fourcroy, 1785)
46Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
47Cordulegaster boltonii (Donovan, 1807)
48Cordulegaster heros Theischinger, 1979
49Cordulegaster bidentata Selys, 1843
50Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758)
51Somatochlora metallica (Vander Linden, 1825)
52Somatochlora meridionalis Nielsen, 1935
53Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825)
54Somatochlora arctica (Zetterstedt, 1840)
55Somatochlora alpestris (Selys, 1840)
56Epitheca bimaculata (Charpentier, 1825)
57Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758
58Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758
59Libellula fulva Müller, 1764
60Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758)
61Orthetrum albistylum (Selys, 1848)
62Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798)
63Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837)
64Leucorrhinia dubia (Vander Linden, 1825)
65Leucorrhinia rubicunda (Linnaeus, 1758)
66Leucorrhinia pectoralis (Charpentier, 1825)
67Leucorrhinia albifrons (Burmeister, 1839)
68Leucorrhinia caudalis (Charpentier, 1840)
69Sympetrum danae (Sulzer, 1776)
70Sympetrum pedemontanum (Müller in Allioni, 1766)
71Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764)
72Sympetrum depressiusculum (Selys, 1841)
73Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758)
74Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840)
75Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840)
76Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758)
77Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841)
78Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832)