Checklist Slovenia; scientific names

Below is a checklist of the 72 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Slovenia. 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 Slovenian common names or the English common 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 Slovenia by using the Previous (<==) and Next (==>) buttons at the bottom of each page. If you would prefer to see it sorted alphabetically on the species' scientific 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.

#Scientific name
1Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1782)
2Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758)
3Lestes sponsa (Hansemann, 1823)
4Lestes dryas Kirby, 1890
5Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798)
6Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825)
7Lestes macrostigma (Eversmann, 1836)
8Chalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825)
9Chalcolestes parvidens (Artobolevskii, 1929)
10Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820)
11Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820)
12Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825)
13Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840)
14Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825)
15Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758)
16Coenagrion ornatum (Selys, 1850)
17Coenagrion scitulum (Rambur, 1842)
18Coenagrion hastulatum (Charpentier, 1825)
19Erythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823)
20Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840)
21Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840)
22Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776)
23Ceriagrion tenellum (de Villers, 1789)
24Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771)
25Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805
26Aeshna affinis Vander Linden, 1820
27Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767)
28Aeshna grandis (Linnaeus, 1758)
29Aeshna caerulea (Ström, 1783)
30Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764)
31Aeshna viridis Eversmann, 1836
32Aeshna juncea (Linnaeus, 1758)
33Aeshna subarctica Walker, 1908
34Anax imperator Leach, 1815
35Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839)
36Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839)
37Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764)
38Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758)
39Gomphus flavipes (Charpentier, 1825)
40Ophiogomphus cecilia (Geoffroy in Fourcroy, 1785)
41Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
42Lindenia tetraphylla (Vander Linden, 1825)
43Cordulegaster heros Theischinger, 1979
44Cordulegaster bidentata Selys, 1843
45Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758)
46Somatochlora metallica (Vander Linden, 1825)
47Somatochlora meridionalis Nielsen, 1935
48Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825)
49Somatochlora arctica (Zetterstedt, 1840)
50Somatochlora alpestris (Selys, 1840)
51Epitheca bimaculata (Charpentier, 1825)
52Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758
53Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758
54Libellula fulva Müller, 1764
55Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758)
56Orthetrum albistylum (Selys, 1848)
57Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798)
58Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837)
59Leucorrhinia dubia (Vander Linden, 1825)
60Leucorrhinia pectoralis (Charpentier, 1825)
61Leucorrhinia caudalis (Charpentier, 1840)
62Sympetrum danae (Sulzer, 1776)
63Sympetrum pedemontanum (Müller in Allioni, 1766)
64Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764)
65Sympetrum depressiusculum (Selys, 1841)
66Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758)
67Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840)
68Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840)
69Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758)
70Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841)
71Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832)
72Selysiothemis nigra (Vander Linden, 1825)