Checklist Belarus; English common names

Below is a checklist of the 64 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Belarus. 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 Belarus 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)
7Western Willow Spreadwing (Chalcolestes viridis)
8Common Winter Damsel (Sympecma fusca)
9Siberian Winter Damsel (Sympecma paedisca)
10Common Bluetail (Ischnura elegans)
11Small Bluetail (Ischnura pumilio)
12Common Bluet (Enallagma cyathigerum)
13Variable Bluet (Coenagrion pulchellum)
14Azure Bluet (Coenagrion puella)
15Ornate Bluet (Coenagrion ornatum)
16Spearhead Bluet (Coenagrion hastulatum)
17Crescent Bluet (Coenagrion lunulatum)
18Arctic Bluet (Coenagrion johanssoni)
19Dark Bluet (Coenagrion armatum)
20Large Redeye (Erythromma najas)
21Small Redeye (Erythromma viridulum)
22Large Red Damsel (Pyrrhosoma nymphula)
23Sedgling (Nehalennia speciosa)
24Blue Featherleg (Platycnemis pennipes)
25Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta)
26Blue-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna affinis)
27Green-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna isoceles)
28Brown Hawker (Aeshna grandis)
29Azure Hawker (Aeshna caerulea)
30Blue Hawker (Aeshna cyanea)
31Green Hawker (Aeshna viridis)
32Moorland Hawker (Aeshna juncea)
33Bog Hawker (Aeshna subarctica)
34Siberian Hawker (Aeshna crenata)
35Blue Emperor (Anax imperator)
36Lesser Emperor (Anax parthenope)
37Hairy Hawker (Brachytron pratense)
38Common Clubtail (Gomphus vulgatissimus)
39River Clubtail (Gomphus flavipes)
40Green Snaketail (Ophiogomphus cecilia)
41Small Pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus)
42Common Goldenring (Cordulegaster boltonii)
43Downy Emerald (Cordulia aenea)
44Brilliant Emerald (Somatochlora metallica)
45Yellow-Spotted Emerald (Somatochlora flavomaculata)
46Northern Emerald (Somatochlora arctica)
47Eurasian Baskettail (Epitheca bimaculata)
48Four-Spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata)
49Broad-Bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa)
50Blue Chaser (Libellula fulva)
51Black-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum)
52White-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum albistylum)
53Southern Skimmer (Orthetrum brunneum)
54Small Whiteface (Leucorrhinia dubia)
55Ruby Whiteface (Leucorrhinia rubicunda)
56Yellow-Spotted Whiteface (Leucorrhinia pectoralis)
57Dark Whiteface (Leucorrhinia albifrons)
58Lilypad Whiteface (Leucorrhinia caudalis)
59Black Darter (Sympetrum danae)
60Banded Darter (Sympetrum pedemontanum)
61Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum)
62Spotted Darter (Sympetrum depressiusculum)
63Yellow-Winged Darter (Sympetrum flaveolum)
64Moustached Darter (Sympetrum vulgatum)