Checklist Belarus; English common names

Below is a checklist of the 65 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Belarus. 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 alphabetically on the English common names. 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 as per our overall checklist, 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
1Arctic Bluet (Coenagrion johanssoni) Preview
2Azure Bluet (Coenagrion puella) Preview
3Azure Hawker (Aeshna caerulea) Preview
4Banded Darter (Sympetrum pedemontanum) Preview
5Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens) Preview
6Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo) Preview
7Black Darter (Sympetrum danae) Preview
8Black-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum) Preview
9Blue Chaser (Libellula fulva) Preview
10Blue Emperor (Anax imperator) Preview
11Blue Featherleg (Platycnemis pennipes) Preview
12Blue Hawker (Aeshna cyanea) Preview
13Blue-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna affinis) Preview
14Bog Hawker (Aeshna subarctica) Preview
15Brilliant Emerald (Somatochlora metallica) Preview
16Broad-Bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa) Preview
17Brown Hawker (Aeshna grandis) Preview
18Common Bluet (Enallagma cyathigerum) Preview
19Common Bluetail (Ischnura elegans) Preview
20Common Clubtail (Gomphus vulgatissimus) Preview
21Common Goldenring (Cordulegaster boltonii) Preview
22Common Spreadwing (Lestes sponsa) Preview
23Common Winter Damsel (Sympecma fusca) Preview
24Crescent Bluet (Coenagrion lunulatum) Preview
25Dark Bluet (Coenagrion armatum) Preview
26Dark Whiteface (Leucorrhinia albifrons) Preview
27Downy Emerald (Cordulia aenea) Preview
28Eurasian Baskettail (Epitheca bimaculata) Preview
29Four-Spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata) Preview
30Green Hawker (Aeshna viridis) Preview
31Green Snaketail (Ophiogomphus cecilia) Preview
32Green-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna isoceles) Preview
33Hairy Hawker (Brachytron pratense) Preview
34Large Red Damsel (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) Preview
35Large Redeye (Erythromma najas) Preview
36Lesser Emperor (Anax parthenope) Preview
37Lilypad Whiteface (Leucorrhinia caudalis) Preview
38Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta) Preview
39Migrant Spreadwing (Lestes barbarus) Preview
40Moorland Hawker (Aeshna juncea) Preview
41Moustached Darter (Sympetrum vulgatum) Preview
42Northern Emerald (Somatochlora arctica) Preview
43Ornate Bluet (Coenagrion ornatum) Preview
44River Clubtail (Stylurus flavipes) Preview
45Robust Spreadwing (Lestes dryas) Preview
46Ruby Whiteface (Leucorrhinia rubicunda) Preview
47Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum) Preview
48Sedgling (Nehalennia speciosa) Preview
49Siberian Hawker (Aeshna crenata) Preview
50Siberian Winter Damsel (Sympecma paedisca) Preview
51Small Bluetail (Ischnura pumilio) Preview
52Small Pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus) Preview
53Small Redeye (Erythromma viridulum) Preview
54Small Spreadwing (Lestes virens) Preview
55Small Whiteface (Leucorrhinia dubia) Preview
56Southern Skimmer (Orthetrum brunneum) Preview
57Spearhead Bluet (Coenagrion hastulatum) Preview
58Spotted Darter (Sympetrum depressiusculum) Preview
59Variable Bluet (Coenagrion pulchellum) Preview
60Wandering Glider (Pantala flavescens) Preview
61Western Willow Spreadwing (Chalcolestes viridis) Preview
62White-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum albistylum) Preview
63Yellow-Spotted Emerald (Somatochlora flavomaculata) Preview
64Yellow-Spotted Whiteface (Leucorrhinia pectoralis) Preview
65Yellow-Winged Darter (Sympetrum flaveolum) Preview