Checklist Greece; English common names

Below is a checklist of the 77 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Greece. 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 Greece 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)
3Odalisque (Epallage fatime)
4Common Spreadwing (Lestes sponsa)
5Robust Spreadwing (Lestes dryas)
6Migrant Spreadwing (Lestes barbarus)
7Small Spreadwing (Lestes virens)
8Dark Spreadwing (Lestes macrostigma)
9Western Willow Spreadwing (Chalcolestes viridis)
10Eastern Willow Spreadwing (Chalcolestes parvidens)
11Common Winter Damsel (Sympecma fusca)
12Common Bluetail (Ischnura elegans)
13Small Bluetail (Ischnura pumilio)
14Common Bluet (Enallagma cyathigerum)
15Variable Bluet (Coenagrion pulchellum)
16Azure Bluet (Coenagrion puella)
17Ornate Bluet (Coenagrion ornatum)
18Dainty Bluet (Coenagrion scitulum)
19Large Redeye (Erythromma najas)
20Small Redeye (Erythromma viridulum)
21Blue-Eye (Erythromma lindenii)
22Large Red Damsel (Pyrrhosoma nymphula)
23Greek Red Damsel (Pyrrhosoma elisabethae)
24Small Red Damsel (Ceriagrion tenellum)
25Turkish Red Damsel (Ceriagrion georgifreyi)
26Blue Featherleg (Platycnemis pennipes)
27Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta)
28Blue-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna affinis)
29Green-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna isoceles)
30Blue Hawker (Aeshna cyanea)
31Blue Emperor (Anax imperator)
32Lesser Emperor (Anax parthenope)
33Vagrant Emperor (Anax ephippiger)
34Magnificent Emperor (Anax immaculifrons)
35Hairy Hawker (Brachytron pratense)
36Eastern Spectre (Caliaeschna microstigma)
37Common Clubtail (Gomphus vulgatissimus)
38Turkish Clubtail (Gomphus schneiderii)
39River Clubtail (Gomphus flavipes)
40Green Snaketail (Ophiogomphus cecilia)
41Small Pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus)
42Bladetail (Lindenia tetraphylla)
43Balkan Goldenring (Cordulegaster heros)
44Turkish Goldenring (Cordulegaster picta)
45Sombre Goldenring (Cordulegaster bidentata)
46Blue-Eyed Goldenring (Cordulegaster insignis)
47Greek Goldenring (Cordulegaster helladica)
48Downy Emerald (Cordulia aenea)
49Balkan Emerald (Somatochlora meridionalis)
50Yellow-Spotted Emerald (Somatochlora flavomaculata)
51Bulgarian Emerald (Somatochlora borisi)
52Four-Spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata)
53Broad-Bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa)
54Blue Chaser (Libellula fulva)
55Black-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum)
56White-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum albistylum)
57Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens)
58Southern Skimmer (Orthetrum brunneum)
59Epaulet Skimmer (Orthetrum chrysostigma)
60Small Skimmer (Orthetrum taeniolatum)
61Long Skimmer (Orthetrum trinacria)
62Slender Skimmer (Orthetrum sabina)
63Banded Darter (Sympetrum pedemontanum)
64Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum)
65Spotted Darter (Sympetrum depressiusculum)
66Yellow-Winged Darter (Sympetrum flaveolum)
67Red-Veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii)
68Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum)
69Moustached Darter (Sympetrum vulgatum)
70Southern Darter (Sympetrum meridionale)
71Broad Scarlet (Crocothemis erythraea)
72Violet Dropwing (Trithemis annulata)
73Red-Veined Dropwing (Trithemis arteriosa)
74Indigo Dropwing (Trithemis festiva)
75Black Percher (Diplacodes lefebvrii)
76Black Pennant (Selysiothemis nigra)
77Wandering Glider (Pantala flavescens)