Checklist Denmark; Danish common names

Below is a checklist of the 59 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Denmark. 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 or 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 Denmark by using the Previous (<==) and Next (==>) buttons at the bottom of each page. If you would prefer to see it sorted alphabetically on the Danish 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.

#Danish common name
1Blåbåndet pragtvandnymfe (Calopteryx splendens)
2Blåvinget pragtvandnymfe (Calopteryx virgo)
3Almindelig kobbervandnymfe (Lestes sponsa)
4Sortmærket kobbervandnymfe (Lestes dryas)
5Sydlig kobbervandnymfe (Lestes barbarus)
6Lille kobbervandnymfe (Lestes virens)
7Grøn kobbervandnymfe (Chalcolestes viridis)
8Stor farvevandnymfe (Ischnura elegans)
9Lille farvevandnymfe (Ischnura pumilio)
10Almindelig vandnymfe (Enallagma cyathigerum)
11Flagermus-vandnymfe (Coenagrion pulchellum)
12Hestesko-vandnymfe (Coenagrion puella)
13Spyd-vandnymfe (Coenagrion hastulatum)
14Måne-vandnymfe (Coenagrion lunulatum)
15Hue-vandnymfe (Coenagrion armatum)
16Rødøjet vandnymfe (Erythromma najas)
17Lille rødøjet vandnymfe (Erythromma viridulum)
18Rød vandnymfe (Pyrrhosoma nymphula)
19Dværg-vandnymfe (Nehalennia speciosa)
20Fjerbenet vandnymfe (Platycnemis pennipes)
21Efterårs-mosaikguldsmed (Aeshna mixta)
22Sydlig mosaikguldsmed (Aeshna affinis)
23Kileplet-mosaikguldsmed (Aeshna isoceles)
24Brun mosaikguldsmed (Aeshna grandis)
25Blå mosaikguldsmed (Aeshna cyanea)
26Grøn mosaikguldsmed (Aeshna viridis)
27Siv-mosaikguldsmed (Aeshna juncea)
28Højmose-mosaikguldsmed (Aeshna subarctica)
29Baltisk mosaikguldsmed (Aeshna serrata)
30Stor kejserguldsmed (Anax imperator)
31Brun kejserguldsmed (Anax ephippiger)
32Håret mosaikguldsmed (Brachytron pratense)
33Almindelig flodguldsmed (Gomphus vulgatissimus)
34Grøn kølleguldsmed (Ophiogomphus cecilia)
35Lille tangguldsmed (Onychogomphus forcipatus)
36Konge-guldsmed (Cordulegaster boltonii)
37Grøn smaragdlibel (Cordulia aenea)
38Glinsende smaragdlibel (Somatochlora metallica)
39Plettet smaragdlibel (Somatochlora flavomaculata)
40Arktisk smaragdlibel (Somatochlora arctica)
41Toplettet falkelibel (Epitheca bimaculata)
42Fireplettet libel (Libellula quadrimaculata)
43Blå libel (Libellula depressa)
44Spidsplettet libel (Libellula fulva)
45Stor blåpil (Orthetrum cancellatum)
46Lille blåpil (Orthetrum coerulescens)
47Lille kærguldsmed (Leucorrhinia dubia)
48Nordisk kærguldsmed (Leucorrhinia rubicunda)
49Stor kærguldsmed (Leucorrhinia pectoralis)
50Østlig kærguldsmed (Leucorrhinia albifrons)
51Åkande kærguldsmed (Leucorrhinia caudalis)
52Sort hedelibel (Sympetrum danae)
53Båndet hedelibel (Sympetrum pedemontanum)
54Blodrød hedelibel (Sympetrum sanguineum)
55Gulvinget hedelibel (Sympetrum flaveolum)
56Rødåret hedelibel (Sympetrum fonscolombii)
57Stor hedelibel (Sympetrum striolatum)
58Almindelig hedelibel (Sympetrum vulgatum)
59Flammelibel (Crocothemis erythraea)