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Checklist Slovenia; scientific names

Below is a checklist of the 72 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Slovenia. 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 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
1Lestes sponsa (Hansemann, 1823) Preview
2Lestes dryas Kirby, 1890 Preview
3Lestes macrostigma (Eversmann, 1836) Preview
4Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
5Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
6Chalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
7Chalcolestes parvidens (Artobolevsky, 1929) Preview
8Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
9Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1780) Preview
10Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
11Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771) Preview
12Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
13Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
14Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
15Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
16Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
17Coenagrion ornatum (Selys, 1850) Preview
18Coenagrion scitulum (Rambur, 1842) Preview
19Coenagrion hastulatum (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
20Erythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823) Preview
21Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
22Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840) Preview
23Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776) Preview
24Ceriagrion tenellum (de Villers, 1789) Preview
25Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805 Preview
26Aeshna affinis Vander Linden, 1820 Preview
27Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767) Preview
28Aeshna grandis (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
29Aeshna caerulea (Ström, 1783) Preview
30Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764) Preview
31Aeshna viridis Eversmann, 1836 Preview
32Aeshna juncea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
33Aeshna subarctica Walker, 1908 Preview
34Anax imperator Leach, 1815 Preview
35Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839) Preview
36Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
37Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764) Preview
38Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
39Stylurus flavipes (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
40Ophiogomphus cecilia (Fourcroy, 1785) Preview
41Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
42Lindenia tetraphylla (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
43Cordulegaster heros Theischinger, 1979 Preview
44Cordulegaster bidentata Selys, 1843 Preview
45Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
46Somatochlora metallica (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
47Somatochlora meridionalis Nielsen, 1935 Preview
48Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
49Somatochlora arctica (Zetterstedt, 1840) Preview
50Somatochlora alpestris (Selys, 1840) Preview
51Epitheca bimaculata (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
52Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
53Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
54Libellula fulva Müller, 1764 Preview
55Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
56Orthetrum albistylum (Selys, 1848) Preview
57Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
58Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837) Preview
59Leucorrhinia dubia (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
60Leucorrhinia pectoralis (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
61Leucorrhinia caudalis (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
62Sympetrum danae (Sulzer, 1776) Preview
63Sympetrum pedemontanum (Müller in Allioni, 1766) Preview
64Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764) Preview
65Sympetrum depressiusculum (Selys, 1841) Preview
66Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
67Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840) Preview
68Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
69Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
70Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841) Preview
71Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832) Preview
72Selysiothemis nigra (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview