Checklist for the Netherlands; Dutch common names

Below is a checklist of the 71 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Netherlands. 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 or 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 Netherlands by using the Previous (<==) and Next (==>) buttons at the bottom of each page. If you would prefer to see it sorted alphabetically on the Dutch 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.

#Dutch common name
1Weidebeekjuffer (Calopteryx splendens)
2Bosbeekjuffer (Calopteryx virgo)
3Gewone pantserjuffer (Lestes sponsa)
4Tangpantserjuffer (Lestes dryas)
5Zwervende pantserjuffer (Lestes barbarus)
6Tengere pantserjuffer (Lestes virens)
7Houtpantserjuffer (Chalcolestes viridis)
8Bruine winterjuffer (Sympecma fusca)
9Noordse winterjuffer (Sympecma paedisca)
10Lantaarntje (Ischnura elegans)
11Tengere grasjuffer (Ischnura pumilio)
12Watersnuffel (Enallagma cyathigerum)
13Variabele waterjuffer (Coenagrion pulchellum)
14Azuurwaterjuffer (Coenagrion puella)
15Mercuurwaterjuffer (Coenagrion mercuriale)
16Gaffelwaterjuffer (Coenagrion scitulum)
17Speerwaterjuffer (Coenagrion hastulatum)
18Maanwaterjuffer (Coenagrion lunulatum)
19Donkere waterjuffer (Coenagrion armatum)
20Grote roodoogjuffer (Erythromma najas)
21Kleine roodoogjuffer (Erythromma viridulum)
22Kanaaljuffer (Erythromma lindenii)
23Vuurjuffer (Pyrrhosoma nymphula)
24Koraaljuffer (Ceriagrion tenellum)
25Dwergjuffer (Nehalennia speciosa)
26Blauwe breedscheenjuffer (Platycnemis pennipes)
27Paardenbijter (Aeshna mixta)
28Zuidelijke glazenmaker (Aeshna affinis)
29Vroege glazenmaker (Aeshna isoceles)
30Bruine glazenmaker (Aeshna grandis)
31Blauwe glazenmaker (Aeshna cyanea)
32Groene glazenmaker (Aeshna viridis)
33Venglazenmaker (Aeshna juncea)
34Noordse glazenmaker (Aeshna subarctica)
35Grote keizerlibel (Anax imperator)
36Zuidelijke keizerlibel (Anax parthenope)
37Zadellibel (Anax ephippiger)
38Glassnijder (Brachytron pratense)
39Beekrombout (Gomphus vulgatissimus)
40Plasrombout (Gomphus pulchellus)
41Rivierrombout (Gomphus flavipes)
42Gaffellibel (Ophiogomphus cecilia)
43Kleine tanglibel (Onychogomphus forcipatus)
44Gewone bronlibel (Cordulegaster boltonii)
45Smaragdlibel (Cordulia aenea)
46Metaalglanslibel (Somatochlora metallica)
47Gevlekte glanslibel (Somatochlora flavomaculata)
48Hoogveenglanslibel (Somatochlora arctica)
49Tweevlek (Epitheca bimaculata)
50Bronslibel (Oxygastra curtisii)
51Viervlek (Libellula quadrimaculata)
52Platbuik (Libellula depressa)
53Bruine korenbout (Libellula fulva)
54Gewone oeverlibel (Orthetrum cancellatum)
55Beekoeverlibel (Orthetrum coerulescens)
56Zuidelijke oeverlibel (Orthetrum brunneum)
57Venwitsnuitlibel (Leucorrhinia dubia)
58Noordse witsnuitlibel (Leucorrhinia rubicunda)
59Gevlekte witsnuitlibel (Leucorrhinia pectoralis)
60Oostelijke witsnuitlibel (Leucorrhinia albifrons)
61Sierlijke witsnuitlibel (Leucorrhinia caudalis)
62Zwarte heidelibel (Sympetrum danae)
63Bandheidelibel (Sympetrum pedemontanum)
64Bloedrode heidelibel (Sympetrum sanguineum)
65Kempense heidelibel (Sympetrum depressiusculum)
66Geelvlekheidelibel (Sympetrum flaveolum)
67Zwervende heidelibel (Sympetrum fonscolombii)
68Bruinrode heidelibel (Sympetrum striolatum)
69Steenrode heidelibel (Sympetrum vulgatum)
70Zuidelijke heidelibel (Sympetrum meridionale)
71Vuurlibel (Crocothemis erythraea)