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Checklist Hungary; scientific names

Below is a checklist of the 66 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Hungary. 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 Hungary 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 juncea (Linnaeus, 1758)
6Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805
7Aeshna viridis Eversmann, 1836
8Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839)
9Anax imperator Leach, 1815
10Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839)
11Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764)
12Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1782)
13Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758)
14Chalcolestes parvidens (Artobolevskii, 1929)
15Chalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825)
16Coenagrion hastulatum (Charpentier, 1825)
17Coenagrion lunulatum (Charpentier, 1840)
18Coenagrion ornatum (Selys, 1850)
19Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758)
20Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825)
21Coenagrion scitulum (Rambur, 1842)
22Cordulegaster bidentata Selys, 1843
23Cordulegaster heros Theischinger, 1979
24Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758)
25Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832)
26Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840)
27Epitheca bimaculata (Charpentier, 1825)
28Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840)
29Erythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823)
30Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840)
31Gomphus flavipes (Charpentier, 1825)
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
45Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
46Ophiogomphus cecilia (Geoffroy in Fourcroy, 1785)
47Orthetrum albistylum (Selys, 1848)
48Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837)
49Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758)
50Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798)
51Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771)
52Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776)
53Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825)
54Somatochlora meridionalis Nielsen, 1935
55Somatochlora metallica (Vander Linden, 1825)
56Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820)
57Sympetrum danae (Sulzer, 1776)
58Sympetrum depressiusculum (Selys, 1841)
59Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758)
60Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840)
61Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841)
62Sympetrum pedemontanum (Müller in Allioni, 1766)
63Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764)
64Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840)
65Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758)
66Trithemis annulata (Palisot de Beauvois, 1807)