Checklist Lithuania; English common names

Below is a checklist of the 67 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Lithuania. It's based on Dijkstra, Schröter & Lewington's Field Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Britain and Europe (2020), 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 alphabetically on the English common names. Clicking on a species name in the list allows you to then cycle through the entire checklist for the area Lithuania 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.

#English common name
1Arctic Bluet (Coenagrion johanssoni) Preview
2Azure Bluet (Coenagrion puella) Preview
3Banded Darter (Sympetrum pedemontanum) Preview
4Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens) Preview
5Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo) Preview
6Black Darter (Sympetrum danae) Preview
7Black-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum) Preview
8Blue Chaser (Libellula fulva) Preview
9Blue Emperor (Anax imperator) Preview
10Blue Featherleg (Platycnemis pennipes) Preview
11Blue Hawker (Aeshna cyanea) Preview
12Blue-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna affinis) Preview
13Bog Hawker (Aeshna subarctica) Preview
14Brilliant Emerald (Somatochlora metallica) Preview
15Broad Scarlet (Crocothemis erythraea) Preview
16Broad-Bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa) Preview
17Brown Hawker (Aeshna grandis) Preview
18Common Bluet (Enallagma cyathigerum) Preview
19Common Bluetail (Ischnura elegans) Preview
20Common Clubtail (Gomphus vulgatissimus) Preview
21Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum) Preview
22Common Goldenring (Cordulegaster boltonii) Preview
23Common Spreadwing (Lestes sponsa) Preview
24Common Winter Damsel (Sympecma fusca) Preview
25Crescent Bluet (Coenagrion lunulatum) Preview
26Dark Bluet (Coenagrion armatum) Preview
27Dark Whiteface (Leucorrhinia albifrons) Preview
28Downy Emerald (Cordulia aenea) Preview
29Eurasian Baskettail (Epitheca bimaculata) Preview
30Four-Spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata) Preview
31Green Hawker (Aeshna viridis) Preview
32Green Snaketail (Ophiogomphus cecilia) Preview
33Green-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna isoceles) Preview
34Hairy Hawker (Brachytron pratense) Preview
35Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens) Preview
36Large Red Damsel (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) Preview
37Large Redeye (Erythromma najas) Preview
38Lesser Emperor (Anax parthenope) Preview
39Lilypad Whiteface (Leucorrhinia caudalis) Preview
40Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta) Preview
41Migrant Spreadwing (Lestes barbarus) Preview
42Moorland Hawker (Aeshna juncea) Preview
43Moustached Darter (Sympetrum vulgatum) Preview
44Northern Emerald (Somatochlora arctica) Preview
45River Clubtail (Stylurus flavipes) Preview
46Robust Spreadwing (Lestes dryas) Preview
47Ruby Whiteface (Leucorrhinia rubicunda) Preview
48Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum) Preview
49Sedgling (Nehalennia speciosa) Preview
50Siberian Hawker (Aeshna crenata) Preview
51Siberian Winter Damsel (Sympecma paedisca) Preview
52Small Bluetail (Ischnura pumilio) Preview
53Small Pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus) Preview
54Small Redeye (Erythromma viridulum) Preview
55Small Spreadwing (Lestes virens) Preview
56Small Whiteface (Leucorrhinia dubia) Preview
57Southern Darter (Sympetrum meridionale) Preview
58Southern Skimmer (Orthetrum brunneum) Preview
59Spearhead Bluet (Coenagrion hastulatum) Preview
60Spotted Darter (Sympetrum depressiusculum) Preview
61Variable Bluet (Coenagrion pulchellum) Preview
62Wandering Glider (Pantala flavescens) Preview
63Western Willow Spreadwing (Chalcolestes viridis) Preview
64White-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum albistylum) Preview
65Yellow-Spotted Emerald (Somatochlora flavomaculata) Preview
66Yellow-Spotted Whiteface (Leucorrhinia pectoralis) Preview
67Yellow-Winged Darter (Sympetrum flaveolum) Preview