Checklist Finland; English common names

Below is a checklist of the 62 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Finland. 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 Finnish 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 Finland 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)
6Siberian Winter Damsel (Sympecma paedisca)
7Common Bluetail (Ischnura elegans)
8Small Bluetail (Ischnura pumilio)
9Common Bluet (Enallagma cyathigerum)
10Variable Bluet (Coenagrion pulchellum)
11Azure Bluet (Coenagrion puella)
12Spearhead Bluet (Coenagrion hastulatum)
13Crescent Bluet (Coenagrion lunulatum)
14Arctic Bluet (Coenagrion johanssoni)
15Dark Bluet (Coenagrion armatum)
16Large Redeye (Erythromma najas)
17Large Red Damsel (Pyrrhosoma nymphula)
18Sedgling (Nehalennia speciosa)
19Blue Featherleg (Platycnemis pennipes)
20Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta)
21Blue-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna affinis)
22Brown Hawker (Aeshna grandis)
23Azure Hawker (Aeshna caerulea)
24Blue Hawker (Aeshna cyanea)
25Green Hawker (Aeshna viridis)
26Moorland Hawker (Aeshna juncea)
27Bog Hawker (Aeshna subarctica)
28Baltic Hawker (Aeshna serrata)
29Siberian Hawker (Aeshna crenata)
30Blue Emperor (Anax imperator)
31Lesser Emperor (Anax parthenope)
32Vagrant Emperor (Anax ephippiger)
33Hairy Hawker (Brachytron pratense)
34Common Clubtail (Gomphus vulgatissimus)
35River Clubtail (Gomphus flavipes)
36Green Snaketail (Ophiogomphus cecilia)
37Small Pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus)
38Common Goldenring (Cordulegaster boltonii)
39Downy Emerald (Cordulia aenea)
40Brilliant Emerald (Somatochlora metallica)
41Yellow-Spotted Emerald (Somatochlora flavomaculata)
42Northern Emerald (Somatochlora arctica)
43Alpine Emerald (Somatochlora alpestris)
44Treeline Emerald (Somatochlora sahlbergi)
45Eurasian Baskettail (Epitheca bimaculata)
46Four-Spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata)
47Broad-Bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa)
48Blue Chaser (Libellula fulva)
49Black-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum)
50Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens)
51Small Whiteface (Leucorrhinia dubia)
52Ruby Whiteface (Leucorrhinia rubicunda)
53Yellow-Spotted Whiteface (Leucorrhinia pectoralis)
54Dark Whiteface (Leucorrhinia albifrons)
55Lilypad Whiteface (Leucorrhinia caudalis)
56Black Darter (Sympetrum danae)
57Banded Darter (Sympetrum pedemontanum)
58Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum)
59Yellow-Winged Darter (Sympetrum flaveolum)
60Red-Veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii)
61Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum)
62Moustached Darter (Sympetrum vulgatum)