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Checklist Bosnia Herzegovina; English common names

Below is a checklist of the 63 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Bosnia Herzegovina. It's based on Dijkstra, Schröter & Lewington's Field Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Britain and Europe (2020), 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 Bosnia Herzegovina 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
1Common Spreadwing (Lestes sponsa) Preview
2Robust Spreadwing (Lestes dryas) Preview
3Dark Spreadwing (Lestes macrostigma) Preview
4Migrant Spreadwing (Lestes barbarus) Preview
5Small Spreadwing (Lestes virens) Preview
6Western Willow Spreadwing (Chalcolestes viridis) Preview
7Eastern Willow Spreadwing (Chalcolestes parvidens) Preview
8Common Winter Damsel (Sympecma fusca) Preview
9Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens) Preview
10Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo) Preview
11Blue Featherleg (Platycnemis pennipes) Preview
12Common Bluetail (Ischnura elegans) Preview
13Small Bluetail (Ischnura pumilio) Preview
14Common Bluet (Enallagma cyathigerum) Preview
15Variable Bluet (Coenagrion pulchellum) Preview
16Azure Bluet (Coenagrion puella) Preview
17Ornate Bluet (Coenagrion ornatum) Preview
18Dainty Bluet (Coenagrion scitulum) Preview
19Spearhead Bluet (Coenagrion hastulatum) Preview
20Large Redeye (Erythromma najas) Preview
21Small Redeye (Erythromma viridulum) Preview
22Blue-Eye (Erythromma lindenii) Preview
23Large Red Damsel (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) Preview
24Small Red Damsel (Ceriagrion tenellum) Preview
25Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta) Preview
26Blue-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna affinis) Preview
27Green-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna isoceles) Preview
28Brown Hawker (Aeshna grandis) Preview
29Blue Hawker (Aeshna cyanea) Preview
30Moorland Hawker (Aeshna juncea) Preview
31Blue Emperor (Anax imperator) Preview
32Lesser Emperor (Anax parthenope) Preview
33Vagrant Emperor (Anax ephippiger) Preview
34Hairy Hawker (Brachytron pratense) Preview
35Eastern Spectre (Caliaeschna microstigma) Preview
36Common Clubtail (Gomphus vulgatissimus) Preview
37Turkish Clubtail (Gomphus schneiderii) Preview
38River Clubtail (Stylurus flavipes) Preview
39Small Pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus) Preview
40Bladetail (Lindenia tetraphylla) Preview
41Balkan Goldenring (Cordulegaster heros) Preview
42Sombre Goldenring (Cordulegaster bidentata) Preview
43Downy Emerald (Cordulia aenea) Preview
44Brilliant Emerald (Somatochlora metallica) Preview
45Balkan Emerald (Somatochlora meridionalis) Preview
46Yellow-Spotted Emerald (Somatochlora flavomaculata) Preview
47Eurasian Baskettail (Epitheca bimaculata) Preview
48Four-Spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata) Preview
49Broad-Bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa) Preview
50Blue Chaser (Libellula fulva) Preview
51Black-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum) Preview
52White-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum albistylum) Preview
53Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens) Preview
54Southern Skimmer (Orthetrum brunneum) Preview
55Yellow-Spotted Whiteface (Leucorrhinia pectoralis) Preview
56Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum) Preview
57Yellow-Winged Darter (Sympetrum flaveolum) Preview
58Red-Veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii) Preview
59Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum) Preview
60Moustached Darter (Sympetrum vulgatum) Preview
61Southern Darter (Sympetrum meridionale) Preview
62Broad Scarlet (Crocothemis erythraea) Preview
63Black Pennant (Selysiothemis nigra) Preview