Checklist Moldova; English common names

Below is a checklist of the 35 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Moldova. 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 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 Moldova 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)
2Common Spreadwing (Lestes sponsa)
3Migrant Spreadwing (Lestes barbarus)
4Dark Spreadwing (Lestes macrostigma)
5Eastern Willow Spreadwing (Chalcolestes parvidens)
6Common Winter Damsel (Sympecma fusca)
7Common Bluetail (Ischnura elegans)
8Small Bluetail (Ischnura pumilio)
9Common Bluet (Enallagma cyathigerum)
10Variable Bluet (Coenagrion pulchellum)
11Azure Bluet (Coenagrion puella)
12Ornate Bluet (Coenagrion ornatum)
13Dainty Bluet (Coenagrion scitulum)
14Small Redeye (Erythromma viridulum)
15Blue Featherleg (Platycnemis pennipes)
16Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta)
17Blue-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna affinis)
18Green-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna isoceles)
19Brown Hawker (Aeshna grandis)
20Blue Emperor (Anax imperator)
21Lesser Emperor (Anax parthenope)
22Yellow-Spotted Emerald (Somatochlora flavomaculata)
23Four-Spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata)
24Broad-Bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa)
25Black-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum)
26White-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum albistylum)
27Southern Skimmer (Orthetrum brunneum)
28Yellow-Spotted Whiteface (Leucorrhinia pectoralis)
29Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum)
30Spotted Darter (Sympetrum depressiusculum)
31Yellow-Winged Darter (Sympetrum flaveolum)
32Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum)
33Moustached Darter (Sympetrum vulgatum)
34Southern Darter (Sympetrum meridionale)
35Broad Scarlet (Crocothemis erythraea)