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