Checklist Serbia; English common names

Below is a checklist of the 63 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Serbia. 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 Serbia 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)
9Eastern Willow Spreadwing (Chalcolestes parvidens)
10Common Winter Damsel (Sympecma fusca)
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)
19Large Redeye (Erythromma najas)
20Small Redeye (Erythromma viridulum)
21Blue-Eye (Erythromma lindenii)
22Large Red Damsel (Pyrrhosoma nymphula)
23Blue Featherleg (Platycnemis pennipes)
24Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta)
25Blue-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna affinis)
26Green-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna isoceles)
27Brown Hawker (Aeshna grandis)
28Blue Hawker (Aeshna cyanea)
29Moorland Hawker (Aeshna juncea)
30Blue Emperor (Anax imperator)
31Lesser Emperor (Anax parthenope)
32Vagrant Emperor (Anax ephippiger)
33Hairy Hawker (Brachytron pratense)
34Common Clubtail (Gomphus vulgatissimus)
35River Clubtail (Gomphus flavipes)
36Green Snaketail (Ophiogomphus cecilia)
37Small Pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus)
38Balkan Goldenring (Cordulegaster heros)
39Sombre Goldenring (Cordulegaster bidentata)
40Blue-Eyed Goldenring (Cordulegaster insignis)
41Downy Emerald (Cordulia aenea)
42Balkan Emerald (Somatochlora meridionalis)
43Yellow-Spotted Emerald (Somatochlora flavomaculata)
44Eurasian Baskettail (Epitheca bimaculata)
45Four-Spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata)
46Broad-Bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa)
47Blue Chaser (Libellula fulva)
48Black-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum)
49White-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum albistylum)
50Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens)
51Southern Skimmer (Orthetrum brunneum)
52Small Whiteface (Leucorrhinia dubia)
53Yellow-Spotted Whiteface (Leucorrhinia pectoralis)
54Lilypad Whiteface (Leucorrhinia caudalis)
55Banded Darter (Sympetrum pedemontanum)
56Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum)
57Spotted Darter (Sympetrum depressiusculum)
58Yellow-Winged Darter (Sympetrum flaveolum)
59Red-Veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii)
60Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum)
61Moustached Darter (Sympetrum vulgatum)
62Southern Darter (Sympetrum meridionale)
63Broad Scarlet (Crocothemis erythraea)