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