Checklist Croatia; scientific 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 English common 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 species' scientific 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.

#Scientific name
1Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1782)
2Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758)
3Lestes sponsa (Hansemann, 1823)
4Lestes dryas Kirby, 1890
5Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798)
6Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825)
7Lestes macrostigma (Eversmann, 1836)
8Chalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825)
9Chalcolestes parvidens (Artobolevskii, 1929)
10Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820)
11Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820)
12Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825)
13Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840)
14Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825)
15Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758)
16Coenagrion ornatum (Selys, 1850)
17Coenagrion scitulum (Rambur, 1842)
18Erythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823)
19Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840)
20Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840)
21Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776)
22Ceriagrion tenellum (de Villers, 1789)
23Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771)
24Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805
25Aeshna affinis Vander Linden, 1820
26Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767)
27Aeshna grandis (Linnaeus, 1758)
28Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764)
29Aeshna viridis Eversmann, 1836
30Anax imperator Leach, 1815
31Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839)
32Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839)
33Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764)
34Caliaeschna microstigma (Schneider, 1845)
35Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758)
36Gomphus pulchellus Selys, 1840
37Gomphus flavipes (Charpentier, 1825)
38Ophiogomphus cecilia (Geoffroy in Fourcroy, 1785)
39Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
40Lindenia tetraphylla (Vander Linden, 1825)
41Cordulegaster heros Theischinger, 1979
42Cordulegaster bidentata Selys, 1843
43Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758)
44Somatochlora metallica (Vander Linden, 1825)
45Somatochlora meridionalis Nielsen, 1935
46Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825)
47Epitheca bimaculata (Charpentier, 1825)
48Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758
49Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758
50Libellula fulva Müller, 1764
51Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758)
52Orthetrum albistylum (Selys, 1848)
53Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798)
54Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837)
55Leucorrhinia pectoralis (Charpentier, 1825)
56Leucorrhinia caudalis (Charpentier, 1840)
57Sympetrum danae (Sulzer, 1776)
58Sympetrum pedemontanum (Müller in Allioni, 1766)
59Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764)
60Sympetrum depressiusculum (Selys, 1841)
61Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758)
62Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840)
63Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840)
64Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758)
65Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841)
66Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832)
67Selysiothemis nigra (Vander Linden, 1825)
68Pantala flavescens (Fabricius, 1798)