Checklist Luxembourg; English common names

Below is a checklist of the 62 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Luxembourg. 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 German common names, the French common names, or the scientific 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 Luxembourg by using the Previous (<==) and Next (==>) buttons at the bottom of each page. If you would prefer to see it sorted alphabetically on the English common 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.

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