Checklist Malta; scientific names

Below is a checklist of the 19 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Malta. 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 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 Malta 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
1Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758)
2Calopteryx haemorrhoidalis (Vander Linden, 1825)
3Ischnura genei (Rambur, 1842)
4Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805
5Anax imperator Leach, 1815
6Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839)
7Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839)
8Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758)
9Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798)
10Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837)
11Orthetrum nitidinerve (Selys, 1841)
12Orthetrum chrysostigma (Burmeister, 1839)
13Orthetrum trinacria (Selys, 1841)
14Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840)
15Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840)
16Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832)
17Trithemis annulata (Palisot de Beauvois, 1807)
18Selysiothemis nigra (Vander Linden, 1825)
19Pantala flavescens (Fabricius, 1798)