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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 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 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
2Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764)
3Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767)
4Aeshna juncea (Linnaeus, 1758)
5Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805
6Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839)
7Anax imperator Leach, 1815
8Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839)
9Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764)
10Caliaeschna microstigma (Schneider, 1845)
11Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1782)
12Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758)
13Chalcolestes parvidens (Artobolevskii, 1929)
14Chalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825)
15Coenagrion ornatum (Selys, 1850)
16Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758)
17Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825)
18Coenagrion scitulum (Rambur, 1842)
19Cordulegaster bidentata Selys, 1843
20Cordulegaster heros Theischinger, 1979
21Cordulegaster insignis Schneider, 1845
22Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758)
23Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832)
24Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840)
25Epallage fatime (Charpentier, 1840)
26Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840)
27Erythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823)
28Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840)
29Gomphus flavipes (Charpentier, 1825)
30Gomphus schneiderii Selys, 1850
31Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758)
32Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820)
33Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825)
34Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798)
35Lestes dryas Kirby, 1890
36Lestes macrostigma (Eversmann, 1836)
37Lestes sponsa (Hansemann, 1823)
38Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825)
39Leucorrhinia pectoralis (Charpentier, 1825)
40Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758
41Libellula fulva Müller, 1764
42Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758
43Lindenia tetraphylla (Vander Linden, 1825)
44Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
45Ophiogomphus cecilia (Geoffroy in Fourcroy, 1785)
46Orthetrum albistylum (Selys, 1848)
47Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837)
48Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758)
49Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798)
50Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771)
51Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776)
52Selysiothemis nigra (Vander Linden, 1825)
53Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825)
54Somatochlora meridionalis Nielsen, 1935
55Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820)
56Sympetrum depressiusculum (Selys, 1841)
57Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758)
58Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840)
59Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841)
60Sympetrum pedemontanum (Müller in Allioni, 1766)
61Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764)
62Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840)
63Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758)