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