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Checklist Lithuania; scientific names

Below is a checklist of the 66 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Lithuania. 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 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.

#Scientific name
1Aeshna affinis Vander Linden, 1820
2Aeshna crenata Hagen, 1856
3Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764)
4Aeshna grandis (Linnaeus, 1758)
5Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767)
6Aeshna juncea (Linnaeus, 1758)
7Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805
8Aeshna subarctica Walker, 1908
9Aeshna viridis Eversmann, 1836
10Anax imperator Leach, 1815
11Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839)
12Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764)
13Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1782)
14Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758)
15Chalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825)
16Coenagrion armatum (Charpentier, 1840)
17Coenagrion hastulatum (Charpentier, 1825)
18Coenagrion johanssoni (Wallengren, 1894)
19Coenagrion lunulatum (Charpentier, 1840)
20Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758)
21Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825)
22Cordulegaster boltonii (Donovan, 1807)
23Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758)
24Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832)
25Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840)
26Epitheca bimaculata (Charpentier, 1825)
27Erythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823)
28Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840)
29Gomphus flavipes (Charpentier, 1825)
30Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758)
31Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820)
32Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825)
33Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798)
34Lestes dryas Kirby, 1890
35Lestes sponsa (Hansemann, 1823)
36Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825)
37Leucorrhinia albifrons (Burmeister, 1839)
38Leucorrhinia caudalis (Charpentier, 1840)
39Leucorrhinia dubia (Vander Linden, 1825)
40Leucorrhinia pectoralis (Charpentier, 1825)
41Leucorrhinia rubicunda (Linnaeus, 1758)
42Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758
43Libellula fulva Müller, 1764
44Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758
45Nehalennia speciosa (Charpentier, 1840)
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)
52Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771)
53Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776)
54Somatochlora arctica (Zetterstedt, 1840)
55Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825)
56Somatochlora metallica (Vander Linden, 1825)
57Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820)
58Sympecma paedisca (Brauer, 1877)
59Sympetrum danae (Sulzer, 1776)
60Sympetrum depressiusculum (Selys, 1841)
61Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758)
62Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841)
63Sympetrum pedemontanum (Müller in Allioni, 1766)
64Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764)
65Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840)
66Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758)