Checklist Macedonia; English common names

Below is a checklist of the 63 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Macedonia. 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 Macedonia 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)
3Odalisque (Epallage fatime)
4Common Spreadwing (Lestes sponsa)
5Robust Spreadwing (Lestes dryas)
6Migrant Spreadwing (Lestes barbarus)
7Small Spreadwing (Lestes virens)
8Dark Spreadwing (Lestes macrostigma)
9Western Willow Spreadwing (Chalcolestes viridis)
10Eastern Willow Spreadwing (Chalcolestes parvidens)
11Common Winter Damsel (Sympecma fusca)
12Common Bluetail (Ischnura elegans)
13Small Bluetail (Ischnura pumilio)
14Common Bluet (Enallagma cyathigerum)
15Variable Bluet (Coenagrion pulchellum)
16Azure Bluet (Coenagrion puella)
17Ornate Bluet (Coenagrion ornatum)
18Dainty Bluet (Coenagrion scitulum)
19Large Redeye (Erythromma najas)
20Small Redeye (Erythromma viridulum)
21Blue-Eye (Erythromma lindenii)
22Large Red Damsel (Pyrrhosoma nymphula)
23Blue Featherleg (Platycnemis pennipes)
24Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta)
25Blue-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna affinis)
26Green-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna isoceles)
27Blue Hawker (Aeshna cyanea)
28Moorland Hawker (Aeshna juncea)
29Blue Emperor (Anax imperator)
30Lesser Emperor (Anax parthenope)
31Vagrant Emperor (Anax ephippiger)
32Hairy Hawker (Brachytron pratense)
33Eastern Spectre (Caliaeschna microstigma)
34Common Clubtail (Gomphus vulgatissimus)
35Turkish Clubtail (Gomphus schneiderii)
36River Clubtail (Gomphus flavipes)
37Green Snaketail (Ophiogomphus cecilia)
38Small Pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus)
39Bladetail (Lindenia tetraphylla)
40Balkan Goldenring (Cordulegaster heros)
41Sombre Goldenring (Cordulegaster bidentata)
42Blue-Eyed Goldenring (Cordulegaster insignis)
43Downy Emerald (Cordulia aenea)
44Balkan Emerald (Somatochlora meridionalis)
45Yellow-Spotted Emerald (Somatochlora flavomaculata)
46Four-Spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata)
47Broad-Bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa)
48Blue Chaser (Libellula fulva)
49Black-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum)
50White-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum albistylum)
51Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens)
52Southern Skimmer (Orthetrum brunneum)
53Yellow-Spotted Whiteface (Leucorrhinia pectoralis)
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)
63Black Pennant (Selysiothemis nigra)