Checklist Luxembourg; scientific 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 English common names, the German common names, or the French 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 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 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
1Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1782)
2Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758)
3Lestes sponsa (Hansemann, 1823)
4Lestes dryas Kirby, 1890
5Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798)
6Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825)
7Chalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825)
8Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820)
9Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820)
10Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825)
11Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840)
12Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825)
13Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758)
14Coenagrion mercuriale (Charpentier, 1840)
15Coenagrion scitulum (Rambur, 1842)
16Erythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823)
17Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840)
18Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840)
19Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776)
20Nehalennia speciosa (Charpentier, 1840)
21Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771)
22Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805
23Aeshna affinis Vander Linden, 1820
24Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767)
25Aeshna grandis (Linnaeus, 1758)
26Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764)
27Aeshna juncea (Linnaeus, 1758)
28Anax imperator Leach, 1815
29Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839)
30Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764)
31Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758)
32Gomphus pulchellus Selys, 1840
33Gomphus flavipes (Charpentier, 1825)
34Ophiogomphus cecilia (Geoffroy in Fourcroy, 1785)
35Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
36Cordulegaster boltonii (Donovan, 1807)
37Cordulegaster bidentata Selys, 1843
38Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758)
39Somatochlora metallica (Vander Linden, 1825)
40Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825)
41Epitheca bimaculata (Charpentier, 1825)
42Oxygastra curtisii (Dale, 1834)
43Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758
44Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758
45Libellula fulva Müller, 1764
46Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758)
47Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798)
48Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837)
49Leucorrhinia dubia (Vander Linden, 1825)
50Leucorrhinia rubicunda (Linnaeus, 1758)
51Leucorrhinia pectoralis (Charpentier, 1825)
52Leucorrhinia caudalis (Charpentier, 1840)
53Sympetrum danae (Sulzer, 1776)
54Sympetrum pedemontanum (Müller in Allioni, 1766)
55Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764)
56Sympetrum depressiusculum (Selys, 1841)
57Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758)
58Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840)
59Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840)
60Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758)
61Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841)
62Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832)