Checklist Spain: Baleares; English common names

Below is a checklist of the 27 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Spain: Baleares. 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 Spain: Baleares 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
1Copper Demoiselle (Calopteryx haemorrhoidalis)
2Migrant Spreadwing (Lestes barbarus)
3Western Willow Spreadwing (Chalcolestes viridis)
4Common Winter Damsel (Sympecma fusca)
5Common Bluetail (Ischnura elegans)
6Small Bluetail (Ischnura pumilio)
7Dainty Bluet (Coenagrion scitulum)
8Mediterranean Bluet (Coenagrion caerulescens)
9Small Redeye (Erythromma viridulum)
10Blue-Eye (Erythromma lindenii)
11Small Red Damsel (Ceriagrion tenellum)
12White Featherleg (Platycnemis latipes)
13Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta)
14Blue-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna affinis)
15Green-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna isoceles)
16Blue Hawker (Aeshna cyanea)
17Blue Emperor (Anax imperator)
18Lesser Emperor (Anax parthenope)
19Vagrant Emperor (Anax ephippiger)
20Broad-Bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa)
21Black-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum)
22Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens)
23Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum)
24Red-Veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii)
25Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum)
26Broad Scarlet (Crocothemis erythraea)
27Black Pennant (Selysiothemis nigra)