Checklist Serbia; scientific 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 English common names.

The list below is sorted alphabetically on the species' scientific names. 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 as per our overall checklist, 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.

#Scientific name
1Aeshna affinis Vander Linden, 1820
2Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764)
3Aeshna grandis (Linnaeus, 1758)
4Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767)
5Aeshna juncea (Linnaeus, 1758)
6Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805
7Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839)
8Anax imperator Leach, 1815
9Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839)
10Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764)
11Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1782)
12Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758)
13Chalcolestes parvidens (Artobolevskii, 1929)
14Chalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825)
15Coenagrion hastulatum (Charpentier, 1825)
16Coenagrion ornatum (Selys, 1850)
17Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758)
18Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825)
19Coenagrion scitulum (Rambur, 1842)
20Cordulegaster bidentata Selys, 1843
21Cordulegaster heros Theischinger, 1979
22Cordulegaster insignis Schneider, 1845
23Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758)
24Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832)
25Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840)
26Epitheca bimaculata (Charpentier, 1825)
27Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840)
28Erythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823)
29Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840)
30Gomphus flavipes (Charpentier, 1825)
31Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758)
32Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820)
33Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825)
34Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798)
35Lestes dryas Kirby, 1890
36Lestes macrostigma (Eversmann, 1836)
37Lestes sponsa (Hansemann, 1823)
38Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825)
39Leucorrhinia caudalis (Charpentier, 1840)
40Leucorrhinia dubia (Vander Linden, 1825)
41Leucorrhinia pectoralis (Charpentier, 1825)
42Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758
43Libellula fulva Müller, 1764
44Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758
45Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
46Ophiogomphus cecilia (Geoffroy in Fourcroy, 1785)
47Orthetrum albistylum (Selys, 1848)
48Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837)
49Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758)
50Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798)
51Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771)
52Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776)
53Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825)
54Somatochlora meridionalis Nielsen, 1935
55Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820)
56Sympetrum depressiusculum (Selys, 1841)
57Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758)
58Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840)
59Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841)
60Sympetrum pedemontanum (Müller in Allioni, 1766)
61Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764)
62Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840)
63Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758)