Checklist Norway; Norwegian common names

Below is a checklist of the 48 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Norway. 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 Norway by using the Previous (<==) and Next (==>) buttons at the bottom of each page. If you would prefer to see it sorted alphabetically on the Norwegian 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.

#Norwegian common name
1Blåbåndvannymfe (Calopteryx splendens)
2Blåvingevannymfe (Calopteryx virgo)
3Vanlig metallvannymfe (Lestes sponsa)
4Sørlig metallvannymfe (Lestes dryas)
5Kystvannymfe (Ischnura elegans)
6Ischnura pumilio
7Stor blåvannymfe (Enallagma cyathigerum)
8Variabel blåvannymfe (Coenagrion pulchellum)
9Sørlig blåvannymfe (Coenagrion puella)
10Vanlig blåvannymfe (Coenagrion hastulatum)
11Måneblåvannymfe (Coenagrion lunulatum)
12Nordisk blåvannymfe (Coenagrion johanssoni)
13Armert blåvannymfe (Coenagrion armatum)
14Rødøyevannymfe (Erythromma najas)
15Rød vannymfe (Pyrrhosoma nymphula)
16Elvevannymfe (Platycnemis pennipes)
17Høstøyenstikker (Aeshna mixta)
18Brun øyenstikker (Aeshna grandis)
19Fjelløyenstikker (Aeshna caerulea)
20Blågrønn øyenstikker (Aeshna cyanea)
21Vanlig øyenstikker (Aeshna juncea)
22Torvmoseøyenstikker (Aeshna subarctica)
23Trekkøyenstikker (Anax ephippiger)
24Vårøyenstikker (Brachytron pratense)
25Klubbe-elveøyenstikker (Gomphus vulgatissimus)
26Tang-elveøyenstikker (Onychogomphus forcipatus)
27Kongeøyenstikker (Cordulegaster boltonii)
28Smaragdøyenstikker (Cordulia aenea)
29Vanlig metalløyenstikker (Somatochlora metallica)
30Gulflekket metalløyenstikker (Somatochlora flavomaculata)
31Myr-metalløyenstikker (Somatochlora arctica)
32Fjell-metalløyenstikker (Somatochlora alpestris)
33Nordlig metalløyenstikker (Somatochlora sahlbergi)
34Toflekkøyenstikker (Epitheca bimaculata)
35Firflekklibelle (Libellula quadrimaculata)
36Bred blålibelle (Libellula depressa)
37Stor blålibelle (Orthetrum cancellatum)
38Liten blålibelle (Orthetrum coerulescens)
39Liten torvlibelle (Leucorrhinia dubia)
40Østlandsk torvlibelle (Leucorrhinia rubicunda)
41Stor torvlibelle (Leucorrhinia pectoralis)
42Grå torvlibelle (Leucorrhinia albifrons)
43Vannlilje-torvlibelle (Leucorrhinia caudalis)
44Svart høstlibelle (Sympetrum danae)
45Blodrød høstlibelle (Sympetrum sanguineum)
46Gulvinget høstlibelle (Sympetrum flaveolum)
47Rødbrun høstlibelle (Sympetrum striolatum)
48Sørlig høstlibelle (Sympetrum vulgatum)