Checklist for the Russian Federation: Kaliningrad; English common names

Below is a checklist of the 60 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Russian Federation: Kaliningrad. 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: Kaliningrad 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)
7Western Willow Spreadwing (Chalcolestes viridis)
8Common Winter Damsel (Sympecma fusca)
9Common Bluetail (Ischnura elegans)
10Small Bluetail (Ischnura pumilio)
11Common Bluet (Enallagma cyathigerum)
12Variable Bluet (Coenagrion pulchellum)
13Azure Bluet (Coenagrion puella)
14Spearhead Bluet (Coenagrion hastulatum)
15Crescent Bluet (Coenagrion lunulatum)
16Dark Bluet (Coenagrion armatum)
17Large Redeye (Erythromma najas)
18Large Red Damsel (Pyrrhosoma nymphula)
19Sedgling (Nehalennia speciosa)
20Blue Featherleg (Platycnemis pennipes)
21Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta)
22Blue-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna affinis)
23Green-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna isoceles)
24Brown Hawker (Aeshna grandis)
25Blue Hawker (Aeshna cyanea)
26Green Hawker (Aeshna viridis)
27Moorland Hawker (Aeshna juncea)
28Bog Hawker (Aeshna subarctica)
29Blue Emperor (Anax imperator)
30Lesser Emperor (Anax parthenope)
31Hairy Hawker (Brachytron pratense)
32Common Clubtail (Gomphus vulgatissimus)
33River Clubtail (Gomphus flavipes)
34Green Snaketail (Ophiogomphus cecilia)
35Small Pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus)
36Common Goldenring (Cordulegaster boltonii)
37Downy Emerald (Cordulia aenea)
38Brilliant Emerald (Somatochlora metallica)
39Yellow-Spotted Emerald (Somatochlora flavomaculata)
40Eurasian Baskettail (Epitheca bimaculata)
41Four-Spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata)
42Broad-Bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa)
43Black-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum)
44White-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum albistylum)
45Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens)
46Southern Skimmer (Orthetrum brunneum)
47Small Whiteface (Leucorrhinia dubia)
48Ruby Whiteface (Leucorrhinia rubicunda)
49Yellow-Spotted Whiteface (Leucorrhinia pectoralis)
50Dark Whiteface (Leucorrhinia albifrons)
51Lilypad Whiteface (Leucorrhinia caudalis)
52Black Darter (Sympetrum danae)
53Banded Darter (Sympetrum pedemontanum)
54Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum)
55Yellow-Winged Darter (Sympetrum flaveolum)
56Red-Veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii)
57Moustached Darter (Sympetrum vulgatum)
58Southern Darter (Sympetrum meridionale)
59Broad Scarlet (Crocothemis erythraea)
60Wandering Glider (Pantala flavescens)