Checklist Greece: Crete; English common names

Below is a checklist of the 35 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Greece: Crete. 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: Crete 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)
3Robust Spreadwing (Lestes dryas)
4Migrant Spreadwing (Lestes barbarus)
5Eastern Willow Spreadwing (Chalcolestes parvidens)
6Common Winter Damsel (Sympecma fusca)
7Common Bluetail (Ischnura elegans)
8Small Bluetail (Ischnura pumilio)
9Common Bluet (Enallagma cyathigerum)
10Cretan Bluet (Coenagrion intermedium)
11Dainty Bluet (Coenagrion scitulum)
12Small Redeye (Erythromma viridulum)
13Blue-Eye (Erythromma lindenii)
14Small Red Damsel (Ceriagrion tenellum)
15Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta)
16Blue-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna affinis)
17Blue Emperor (Anax imperator)
18Lesser Emperor (Anax parthenope)
19Vagrant Emperor (Anax ephippiger)
20Cretan Spectre (Boyeria cretensis)
21Bladetail (Lindenia tetraphylla)
22Balkan Emerald (Somatochlora meridionalis)
23Broad-Bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa)
24Black-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum)
25White-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum albistylum)
26Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens)
27Southern Skimmer (Orthetrum brunneum)
28Epaulet Skimmer (Orthetrum chrysostigma)
29Red-Veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii)
30Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum)
31Southern Darter (Sympetrum meridionale)
32Broad Scarlet (Crocothemis erythraea)
33Violet Dropwing (Trithemis annulata)
34Red-Veined Dropwing (Trithemis arteriosa)
35Black Pennant (Selysiothemis nigra)