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Checklist Lithuania; scientific 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 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 Lithuania 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
1Lestes sponsa (Hansemann, 1823) Preview
2Lestes dryas Kirby, 1890 Preview
3Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
4Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
5Chalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
6Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
7Sympecma paedisca (Brauer, 1877) Preview
8Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1780) Preview
9Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
10Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771) Preview
11Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
12Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
13Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
14Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
15Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
16Coenagrion hastulatum (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
17Coenagrion lunulatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
18Coenagrion johanssoni (Wallengren, 1894) Preview
19Coenagrion armatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
20Erythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823) Preview
21Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
22Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776) Preview
23Nehalennia speciosa (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
24Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805 Preview
25Aeshna affinis Vander Linden, 1820 Preview
26Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767) Preview
27Aeshna grandis (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
28Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764) Preview
29Aeshna viridis Eversmann, 1836 Preview
30Aeshna juncea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
31Aeshna subarctica Walker, 1908 Preview
32Aeshna crenata Hagen, 1856 Preview
33Anax imperator Leach, 1815 Preview
34Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839) Preview
35Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764) Preview
36Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
37Stylurus flavipes (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
38Ophiogomphus cecilia (Fourcroy, 1785) Preview
39Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
40Cordulegaster boltonii (Donovan, 1807) Preview
41Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
42Somatochlora metallica (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
43Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
44Somatochlora arctica (Zetterstedt, 1840) Preview
45Epitheca bimaculata (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
46Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
47Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
48Libellula fulva Müller, 1764 Preview
49Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
50Orthetrum albistylum (Selys, 1848) Preview
51Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
52Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837) Preview
53Leucorrhinia dubia (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
54Leucorrhinia rubicunda (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
55Leucorrhinia pectoralis (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
56Leucorrhinia albifrons (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
57Leucorrhinia caudalis (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
58Sympetrum danae (Sulzer, 1776) Preview
59Sympetrum pedemontanum (Müller in Allioni, 1766) Preview
60Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764) Preview
61Sympetrum depressiusculum (Selys, 1841) Preview
62Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
63Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
64Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
65Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841) Preview
66Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832) Preview
67Pantala flavescens (Fabricius, 1798) Preview