Checklist Croatia; English common names

Below is a checklist of the 68 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Croatia. 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 Croatia 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)
5Migrant Spreadwing (Lestes barbarus)
6Small Spreadwing (Lestes virens)
7Dark Spreadwing (Lestes macrostigma)
8Western Willow Spreadwing (Chalcolestes viridis)
9Eastern Willow Spreadwing (Chalcolestes parvidens)
10Common Winter Damsel (Sympecma fusca)
11Common Bluetail (Ischnura elegans)
12Small Bluetail (Ischnura pumilio)
13Common Bluet (Enallagma cyathigerum)
14Variable Bluet (Coenagrion pulchellum)
15Azure Bluet (Coenagrion puella)
16Ornate Bluet (Coenagrion ornatum)
17Dainty Bluet (Coenagrion scitulum)
18Large Redeye (Erythromma najas)
19Small Redeye (Erythromma viridulum)
20Blue-Eye (Erythromma lindenii)
21Large Red Damsel (Pyrrhosoma nymphula)
22Small Red Damsel (Ceriagrion tenellum)
23Blue Featherleg (Platycnemis pennipes)
24Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta)
25Blue-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna affinis)
26Green-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna isoceles)
27Brown Hawker (Aeshna grandis)
28Blue Hawker (Aeshna cyanea)
29Green Hawker (Aeshna viridis)
30Blue Emperor (Anax imperator)
31Lesser Emperor (Anax parthenope)
32Vagrant Emperor (Anax ephippiger)
33Hairy Hawker (Brachytron pratense)
34Eastern Spectre (Caliaeschna microstigma)
35Common Clubtail (Gomphus vulgatissimus)
36Western Clubtail (Gomphus pulchellus)
37River Clubtail (Gomphus flavipes)
38Green Snaketail (Ophiogomphus cecilia)
39Small Pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus)
40Bladetail (Lindenia tetraphylla)
41Balkan Goldenring (Cordulegaster heros)
42Sombre Goldenring (Cordulegaster bidentata)
43Downy Emerald (Cordulia aenea)
44Brilliant Emerald (Somatochlora metallica)
45Balkan Emerald (Somatochlora meridionalis)
46Yellow-Spotted Emerald (Somatochlora flavomaculata)
47Eurasian Baskettail (Epitheca bimaculata)
48Four-Spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata)
49Broad-Bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa)
50Blue Chaser (Libellula fulva)
51Black-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum)
52White-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum albistylum)
53Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens)
54Southern Skimmer (Orthetrum brunneum)
55Yellow-Spotted Whiteface (Leucorrhinia pectoralis)
56Lilypad Whiteface (Leucorrhinia caudalis)
57Black Darter (Sympetrum danae)
58Banded Darter (Sympetrum pedemontanum)
59Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum)
60Spotted Darter (Sympetrum depressiusculum)
61Yellow-Winged Darter (Sympetrum flaveolum)
62Red-Veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii)
63Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum)
64Moustached Darter (Sympetrum vulgatum)
65Southern Darter (Sympetrum meridionale)
66Broad Scarlet (Crocothemis erythraea)
67Black Pennant (Selysiothemis nigra)
68Wandering Glider (Pantala flavescens)