Checklist Cyprus; English common names

Below is a checklist of the 37 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Cyprus. 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 Cyprus 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)
3Odalisque (Epallage fatime)
4Migrant Spreadwing (Lestes barbarus)
5Dark Spreadwing (Lestes macrostigma)
6Eastern Willow Spreadwing (Chalcolestes parvidens)
7Common Winter Damsel (Sympecma fusca)
8Common Bluetail (Ischnura elegans)
9Small Bluetail (Ischnura pumilio)
10Persian Bluetail (Ischnura intermedia)
11Small Redeye (Erythromma viridulum)
12Blue-Eye (Erythromma lindenii)
13Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta)
14Blue-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna affinis)
15Blue Emperor (Anax imperator)
16Lesser Emperor (Anax parthenope)
17Vagrant Emperor (Anax ephippiger)
18Magnificent Emperor (Anax immaculifrons)
19Eastern Spectre (Caliaeschna microstigma)
20Small Pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus)
21Black-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum)
22Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens)
23Southern Skimmer (Orthetrum brunneum)
24Epaulet Skimmer (Orthetrum chrysostigma)
25Small Skimmer (Orthetrum taeniolatum)
26Slender Skimmer (Orthetrum sabina)
27Red-Veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii)
28Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum)
29Southern Darter (Sympetrum meridionale)
30Broad Scarlet (Crocothemis erythraea)
31Violet Dropwing (Trithemis annulata)
32Red-Veined Dropwing (Trithemis arteriosa)
33Indigo Dropwing (Trithemis festiva)
34Northern Banded Groundling (Brachythemis impartita)
35Black Percher (Diplacodes lefebvrii)
36Black Pennant (Selysiothemis nigra)
37Wandering Glider (Pantala flavescens)