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