Checklist for the Russian Federation: mainland; English common names

Below is a checklist of the dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Russian Federation: mainland. 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 Russian Federation: mainland 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)
11Siberian Winter Damsel (Sympecma paedisca)
12Common Bluetail (Ischnura elegans)
13Oasis Bluetail (Ischnura fountaineae)
14Small Bluetail (Ischnura pumilio)
15Common Bluet (Enallagma cyathigerum)
16Variable Bluet (Coenagrion pulchellum)
17Azure Bluet (Coenagrion puella)
18Ornate Bluet (Coenagrion ornatum)
19Dainty Bluet (Coenagrion scitulum)
20Spearhead Bluet (Coenagrion hastulatum)
21Crescent Bluet (Coenagrion lunulatum)
22Siberian Bluet (Coenagrion hylas)
23Arctic Bluet (Coenagrion johanssoni)
24Dark Bluet (Coenagrion armatum)
25Large Redeye (Erythromma najas)
26Small Redeye (Erythromma viridulum)
27Blue-Eye (Erythromma lindenii)
28Large Red Damsel (Pyrrhosoma nymphula)
29Sedgling (Nehalennia speciosa)
30Blue Featherleg (Platycnemis pennipes)
31Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta)
32Blue-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna affinis)
33Green-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna isoceles)
34Brown Hawker (Aeshna grandis)
35Azure Hawker (Aeshna caerulea)
36Blue Hawker (Aeshna cyanea)
37Green Hawker (Aeshna viridis)
38Moorland Hawker (Aeshna juncea)
39Bog Hawker (Aeshna subarctica)
40Baltic Hawker (Aeshna serrata)
41Siberian Hawker (Aeshna crenata)
42Blue Emperor (Anax imperator)
43Lesser Emperor (Anax parthenope)
44Vagrant Emperor (Anax ephippiger)
45Hairy Hawker (Brachytron pratense)
46Eastern Spectre (Caliaeschna microstigma)
47Common Clubtail (Gomphus vulgatissimus)
48River Clubtail (Gomphus flavipes)
49Green Snaketail (Ophiogomphus cecilia)
50Small Pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus)
51Bladetail (Lindenia tetraphylla)
52Common Goldenring (Cordulegaster boltonii)
53Blue-Eyed Goldenring (Cordulegaster insignis)
54Downy Emerald (Cordulia aenea)
55Brilliant Emerald (Somatochlora metallica)
56Yellow-Spotted Emerald (Somatochlora flavomaculata)
57Northern Emerald (Somatochlora arctica)
58Alpine Emerald (Somatochlora alpestris)
59Treeline Emerald (Somatochlora sahlbergi)
60Eurasian Baskettail (Epitheca bimaculata)
61Four-Spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata)
62Broad-Bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa)
63Blue Chaser (Libellula fulva)
64Black-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum)
65White-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum albistylum)
66Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens)
67Southern Skimmer (Orthetrum brunneum)
68Small Whiteface (Leucorrhinia dubia)
69Ruby Whiteface (Leucorrhinia rubicunda)
70Yellow-Spotted Whiteface (Leucorrhinia pectoralis)
71Dark Whiteface (Leucorrhinia albifrons)
72Lilypad Whiteface (Leucorrhinia caudalis)
73Black Darter (Sympetrum danae)
74Banded Darter (Sympetrum pedemontanum)
75Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum)
76Spotted Darter (Sympetrum depressiusculum)
77Yellow-Winged Darter (Sympetrum flaveolum)
78Red-Veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii)
79Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum)
80Moustached Darter (Sympetrum vulgatum)
81Southern Darter (Sympetrum meridionale)
82Broad Scarlet (Crocothemis erythraea)
83Black Pennant (Selysiothemis nigra)
84Wandering Glider (Pantala flavescens)