Checklist Estonia; English common names

Below is a checklist of the 57 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Estonia. 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 Estonia 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)
5Small Spreadwing (Lestes virens)
6Common Winter Damsel (Sympecma fusca)
7Siberian Winter Damsel (Sympecma paedisca)
8Common Bluetail (Ischnura elegans)
9Small Bluetail (Ischnura pumilio)
10Common Bluet (Enallagma cyathigerum)
11Variable Bluet (Coenagrion pulchellum)
12Azure Bluet (Coenagrion puella)
13Spearhead Bluet (Coenagrion hastulatum)
14Crescent Bluet (Coenagrion lunulatum)
15Arctic Bluet (Coenagrion johanssoni)
16Dark Bluet (Coenagrion armatum)
17Large Redeye (Erythromma najas)
18Large Red Damsel (Pyrrhosoma nymphula)
19Sedgling (Nehalennia speciosa)
20Blue Featherleg (Platycnemis pennipes)
21Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta)
22Green-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna isoceles)
23Brown Hawker (Aeshna grandis)
24Azure Hawker (Aeshna caerulea)
25Blue Hawker (Aeshna cyanea)
26Green Hawker (Aeshna viridis)
27Moorland Hawker (Aeshna juncea)
28Bog Hawker (Aeshna subarctica)
29Baltic Hawker (Aeshna serrata)
30Blue Emperor (Anax imperator)
31Lesser Emperor (Anax parthenope)
32Hairy Hawker (Brachytron pratense)
33Common Clubtail (Gomphus vulgatissimus)
34River Clubtail (Gomphus flavipes)
35Green Snaketail (Ophiogomphus cecilia)
36Small Pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus)
37Common Goldenring (Cordulegaster boltonii)
38Downy Emerald (Cordulia aenea)
39Brilliant Emerald (Somatochlora metallica)
40Yellow-Spotted Emerald (Somatochlora flavomaculata)
41Northern Emerald (Somatochlora arctica)
42Eurasian Baskettail (Epitheca bimaculata)
43Four-Spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata)
44Broad-Bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa)
45Blue Chaser (Libellula fulva)
46Black-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum)
47Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens)
48Small Whiteface (Leucorrhinia dubia)
49Ruby Whiteface (Leucorrhinia rubicunda)
50Yellow-Spotted Whiteface (Leucorrhinia pectoralis)
51Dark Whiteface (Leucorrhinia albifrons)
52Lilypad Whiteface (Leucorrhinia caudalis)
53Black Darter (Sympetrum danae)
54Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum)
55Yellow-Winged Darter (Sympetrum flaveolum)
56Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum)
57Moustached Darter (Sympetrum vulgatum)