Checklist Cyprus; scientific 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 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 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 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)
3Epallage fatime (Charpentier, 1840)
4Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798)
5Lestes macrostigma (Eversmann, 1836)
6Chalcolestes parvidens (Artobolevskii, 1929)
7Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820)
8Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820)
9Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825)
10Ischnura intermedia Dumont, 1974
11Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840)
12Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840)
13Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805
14Aeshna affinis Vander Linden, 1820
15Anax imperator Leach, 1815
16Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839)
17Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839)
18Anax immaculifrons Rambur, 1842
19Caliaeschna microstigma (Schneider, 1845)
20Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
21Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758)
22Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798)
23Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837)
24Orthetrum chrysostigma (Burmeister, 1839)
25Orthetrum taeniolatum (Schneider, 1845)
26Orthetrum sabina (Drury, 1773)
27Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840)
28Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840)
29Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841)
30Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832)
31Trithemis annulata (Palisot de Beauvois, 1807)
32Trithemis arteriosa (Burmeister, 1839)
33Trithemis festiva (Rambur, 1842)
34Brachythemis impartita (Burmeister, 1839)
35Diplacodes lefebvrii (Rambur, 1842)
36Selysiothemis nigra (Vander Linden, 1825)
37Pantala flavescens (Fabricius, 1798)