Checklist Spain: Canary Islands; English common names

Below is a checklist of the 13 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Spain: Canary Islands. 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: Canary Islands 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
1Sahara Bluetail (Ischnura saharensis)
2Marsh Bluetail (Ischnura senegalensis)
3Blue Emperor (Anax imperator)
4Lesser Emperor (Anax parthenope)
5Vagrant Emperor (Anax ephippiger)
6Epaulet Skimmer (Orthetrum chrysostigma)
7Long Skimmer (Orthetrum trinacria)
8Red-Veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii)
9Broad Scarlet (Crocothemis erythraea)
10Violet Dropwing (Trithemis annulata)
11Red-Veined Dropwing (Trithemis arteriosa)
12Wandering Glider (Pantala flavescens)
13Ringed Cascader (Zygonyx torridus)