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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, Schröter & Lewington's Field Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Britain and Europe (2020), 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
1Common Spreadwing (Lestes sponsa) Preview
2Robust Spreadwing (Lestes dryas) Preview
3Dark Spreadwing (Lestes macrostigma) Preview
4Migrant Spreadwing (Lestes barbarus) Preview
5Small Spreadwing (Lestes virens) Preview
6Western Willow Spreadwing (Chalcolestes viridis) Preview
7Eastern Willow Spreadwing (Chalcolestes parvidens) Preview
8Common Winter Damsel (Sympecma fusca) Preview
9Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens) Preview
10Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo) Preview
11Blue Featherleg (Platycnemis pennipes) Preview
12Common Bluetail (Ischnura elegans) Preview
13Small Bluetail (Ischnura pumilio) Preview
14Common Bluet (Enallagma cyathigerum) Preview
15Variable Bluet (Coenagrion pulchellum) Preview
16Azure Bluet (Coenagrion puella) Preview
17Ornate Bluet (Coenagrion ornatum) Preview
18Dainty Bluet (Coenagrion scitulum) Preview
19Spearhead Bluet (Coenagrion hastulatum) Preview
20Large Redeye (Erythromma najas) Preview
21Small Redeye (Erythromma viridulum) Preview
22Blue-Eye (Erythromma lindenii) Preview
23Large Red Damsel (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) Preview
24Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta) Preview
25Blue-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna affinis) Preview
26Green-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna isoceles) Preview
27Brown Hawker (Aeshna grandis) Preview
28Blue Hawker (Aeshna cyanea) Preview
29Moorland Hawker (Aeshna juncea) Preview
30Blue Emperor (Anax imperator) Preview
31Lesser Emperor (Anax parthenope) Preview
32Vagrant Emperor (Anax ephippiger) Preview
33Hairy Hawker (Brachytron pratense) Preview
34Common Clubtail (Gomphus vulgatissimus) Preview
35River Clubtail (Stylurus flavipes) Preview
36Green Snaketail (Ophiogomphus cecilia) Preview
37Small Pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus) Preview
38Balkan Goldenring (Cordulegaster heros) Preview
39Sombre Goldenring (Cordulegaster bidentata) Preview
40Blue-Eyed Goldenring (Cordulegaster insignis) Preview
41Downy Emerald (Cordulia aenea) Preview
42Balkan Emerald (Somatochlora meridionalis) Preview
43Yellow-Spotted Emerald (Somatochlora flavomaculata) Preview
44Eurasian Baskettail (Epitheca bimaculata) Preview
45Four-Spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata) Preview
46Broad-Bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa) Preview
47Blue Chaser (Libellula fulva) Preview
48Black-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum) Preview
49White-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum albistylum) Preview
50Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens) Preview
51Southern Skimmer (Orthetrum brunneum) Preview
52Small Whiteface (Leucorrhinia dubia) Preview
53Yellow-Spotted Whiteface (Leucorrhinia pectoralis) Preview
54Lilypad Whiteface (Leucorrhinia caudalis) Preview
55Banded Darter (Sympetrum pedemontanum) Preview
56Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum) Preview
57Spotted Darter (Sympetrum depressiusculum) Preview
58Yellow-Winged Darter (Sympetrum flaveolum) Preview
59Red-Veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii) Preview
60Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum) Preview
61Moustached Darter (Sympetrum vulgatum) Preview
62Southern Darter (Sympetrum meridionale) Preview
63Broad Scarlet (Crocothemis erythraea) Preview