Checklist Poland; English common names

Below is a checklist of the 74 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Poland. 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 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 Poland by using the Previous (<==) and Next (==>) buttons at the bottom of each page. If you would prefer to see it sorted alphabetically on the English 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.

#English common name
1Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens)
2Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo)
3Common Spreadwing (Lestes sponsa)
4Robust Spreadwing (Lestes dryas)
5Migrant Spreadwing (Lestes barbarus)
6Small Spreadwing (Lestes virens)
7Dark Spreadwing (Lestes macrostigma)
8Western Willow Spreadwing (Chalcolestes viridis)
9Common Winter Damsel (Sympecma fusca)
10Siberian Winter Damsel (Sympecma paedisca)
11Common Bluetail (Ischnura elegans)
12Small Bluetail (Ischnura pumilio)
13Common Bluet (Enallagma cyathigerum)
14Variable Bluet (Coenagrion pulchellum)
15Azure Bluet (Coenagrion puella)
16Ornate Bluet (Coenagrion ornatum)
17Dainty Bluet (Coenagrion scitulum)
18Spearhead Bluet (Coenagrion hastulatum)
19Crescent Bluet (Coenagrion lunulatum)
20Dark Bluet (Coenagrion armatum)
21Large Redeye (Erythromma najas)
22Small Redeye (Erythromma viridulum)
23Blue-Eye (Erythromma lindenii)
24Large Red Damsel (Pyrrhosoma nymphula)
25Sedgling (Nehalennia speciosa)
26Blue Featherleg (Platycnemis pennipes)
27Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta)
28Blue-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna affinis)
29Green-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna isoceles)
30Brown Hawker (Aeshna grandis)
31Azure Hawker (Aeshna caerulea)
32Blue Hawker (Aeshna cyanea)
33Green Hawker (Aeshna viridis)
34Moorland Hawker (Aeshna juncea)
35Bog Hawker (Aeshna subarctica)
36Blue Emperor (Anax imperator)
37Lesser Emperor (Anax parthenope)
38Vagrant Emperor (Anax ephippiger)
39Hairy Hawker (Brachytron pratense)
40Common Clubtail (Gomphus vulgatissimus)
41River Clubtail (Gomphus flavipes)
42Green Snaketail (Ophiogomphus cecilia)
43Small Pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus)
44Common Goldenring (Cordulegaster boltonii)
45Sombre Goldenring (Cordulegaster bidentata)
46Downy Emerald (Cordulia aenea)
47Brilliant Emerald (Somatochlora metallica)
48Yellow-Spotted Emerald (Somatochlora flavomaculata)
49Northern Emerald (Somatochlora arctica)
50Alpine Emerald (Somatochlora alpestris)
51Eurasian Baskettail (Epitheca bimaculata)
52Four-Spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata)
53Broad-Bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa)
54Blue Chaser (Libellula fulva)
55Black-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum)
56White-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum albistylum)
57Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens)
58Southern Skimmer (Orthetrum brunneum)
59Small Whiteface (Leucorrhinia dubia)
60Ruby Whiteface (Leucorrhinia rubicunda)
61Yellow-Spotted Whiteface (Leucorrhinia pectoralis)
62Dark Whiteface (Leucorrhinia albifrons)
63Lilypad Whiteface (Leucorrhinia caudalis)
64Black Darter (Sympetrum danae)
65Banded Darter (Sympetrum pedemontanum)
66Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum)
67Spotted Darter (Sympetrum depressiusculum)
68Yellow-Winged Darter (Sympetrum flaveolum)
69Red-Veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii)
70Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum)
71Moustached Darter (Sympetrum vulgatum)
72Southern Darter (Sympetrum meridionale)
73Broad Scarlet (Crocothemis erythraea)
74Wandering Glider (Pantala flavescens)