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Checklist Macedonia; scientific names

Below is a checklist of the 63 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Macedonia. 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 English 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 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 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
1Lestes sponsa (Hansemann, 1823) Preview
2Lestes dryas Kirby, 1890 Preview
3Lestes macrostigma (Eversmann, 1836) Preview
4Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
5Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
6Chalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
7Chalcolestes parvidens (Artobolevsky, 1929) Preview
8Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
9Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1780) Preview
10Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
11Epallage fatime (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
12Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771) Preview
13Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
14Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
15Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
16Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
17Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
18Coenagrion ornatum (Selys, 1850) Preview
19Coenagrion scitulum (Rambur, 1842) Preview
20Erythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823) Preview
21Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
22Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840) Preview
23Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776) Preview
24Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805 Preview
25Aeshna affinis Vander Linden, 1820 Preview
26Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767) Preview
27Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764) Preview
28Aeshna juncea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
29Anax imperator Leach, 1815 Preview
30Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839) Preview
31Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
32Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764) Preview
33Caliaeschna microstigma (Schneider, 1845) Preview
34Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
35Gomphus schneiderii Selys, 1850 Preview
36Stylurus flavipes (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
37Ophiogomphus cecilia (Fourcroy, 1785) Preview
38Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
39Lindenia tetraphylla (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
40Cordulegaster heros Theischinger, 1979 Preview
41Cordulegaster bidentata Selys, 1843 Preview
42Cordulegaster insignis Schneider, 1845 Preview
43Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
44Somatochlora meridionalis Nielsen, 1935 Preview
45Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
46Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
47Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
48Libellula fulva Müller, 1764 Preview
49Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
50Orthetrum albistylum (Selys, 1848) Preview
51Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
52Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837) Preview
53Leucorrhinia pectoralis (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
54Sympetrum pedemontanum (Müller in Allioni, 1766) Preview
55Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764) Preview
56Sympetrum depressiusculum (Selys, 1841) Preview
57Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
58Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840) Preview
59Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
60Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
61Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841) Preview
62Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832) Preview
63Selysiothemis nigra (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview