Checklist Slovakia; English common names

Below is a checklist of the 69 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Slovakia. 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 Slovakia 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)
8Eastern Willow Spreadwing (Chalcolestes parvidens)
9Common Winter Damsel (Sympecma fusca)
10Siberian Winter Damsel (Sympecma paedisca)
11Common Bluetail (Ischnura elegans)
12Small Bluetail (Ischnura pumilio)
13Common Bluet (Enallagma cyathigerum)
14Variable Bluet (Coenagrion pulchellum)
15Azure Bluet (Coenagrion puella)
16Ornate Bluet (Coenagrion ornatum)
17Dainty Bluet (Coenagrion scitulum)
18Spearhead Bluet (Coenagrion hastulatum)
19Crescent Bluet (Coenagrion lunulatum)
20Dark Bluet (Coenagrion armatum)
21Large Redeye (Erythromma najas)
22Small Redeye (Erythromma viridulum)
23Large Red Damsel (Pyrrhosoma nymphula)
24Blue Featherleg (Platycnemis pennipes)
25Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta)
26Blue-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna affinis)
27Green-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna isoceles)
28Brown Hawker (Aeshna grandis)
29Blue Hawker (Aeshna cyanea)
30Moorland Hawker (Aeshna juncea)
31Bog Hawker (Aeshna subarctica)
32Blue Emperor (Anax imperator)
33Lesser Emperor (Anax parthenope)
34Vagrant Emperor (Anax ephippiger)
35Hairy Hawker (Brachytron pratense)
36Common Clubtail (Gomphus vulgatissimus)
37River Clubtail (Gomphus flavipes)
38Green Snaketail (Ophiogomphus cecilia)
39Small Pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus)
40Balkan Goldenring (Cordulegaster heros)
41Sombre Goldenring (Cordulegaster bidentata)
42Downy Emerald (Cordulia aenea)
43Brilliant Emerald (Somatochlora metallica)
44Balkan Emerald (Somatochlora meridionalis)
45Yellow-Spotted Emerald (Somatochlora flavomaculata)
46Northern Emerald (Somatochlora arctica)
47Alpine Emerald (Somatochlora alpestris)
48Eurasian Baskettail (Epitheca bimaculata)
49Four-Spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata)
50Broad-Bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa)
51Blue Chaser (Libellula fulva)
52Black-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum)
53White-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum albistylum)
54Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens)
55Southern Skimmer (Orthetrum brunneum)
56Small Whiteface (Leucorrhinia dubia)
57Ruby Whiteface (Leucorrhinia rubicunda)
58Yellow-Spotted Whiteface (Leucorrhinia pectoralis)
59Lilypad Whiteface (Leucorrhinia caudalis)
60Black Darter (Sympetrum danae)
61Banded Darter (Sympetrum pedemontanum)
62Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum)
63Spotted Darter (Sympetrum depressiusculum)
64Yellow-Winged Darter (Sympetrum flaveolum)
65Red-Veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii)
66Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum)
67Moustached Darter (Sympetrum vulgatum)
68Southern Darter (Sympetrum meridionale)
69Broad Scarlet (Crocothemis erythraea)