Checklist Slovakia; scientific 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 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 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 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)
7Chalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825)
8Chalcolestes parvidens (Artobolevskii, 1929)
9Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820)
10Sympecma paedisca (Brauer, 1877)
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)
19Coenagrion lunulatum (Charpentier, 1840)
20Coenagrion armatum (Charpentier, 1840)
21Erythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823)
22Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840)
23Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776)
24Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771)
25Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805
26Aeshna affinis Vander Linden, 1820
27Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767)
28Aeshna grandis (Linnaeus, 1758)
29Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764)
30Aeshna juncea (Linnaeus, 1758)
31Aeshna subarctica Walker, 1908
32Anax imperator Leach, 1815
33Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839)
34Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839)
35Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764)
36Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758)
37Gomphus flavipes (Charpentier, 1825)
38Ophiogomphus cecilia (Geoffroy in Fourcroy, 1785)
39Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
40Cordulegaster heros Theischinger, 1979
41Cordulegaster bidentata Selys, 1843
42Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758)
43Somatochlora metallica (Vander Linden, 1825)
44Somatochlora meridionalis Nielsen, 1935
45Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825)
46Somatochlora arctica (Zetterstedt, 1840)
47Somatochlora alpestris (Selys, 1840)
48Epitheca bimaculata (Charpentier, 1825)
49Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758
50Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758
51Libellula fulva Müller, 1764
52Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758)
53Orthetrum albistylum (Selys, 1848)
54Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798)
55Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837)
56Leucorrhinia dubia (Vander Linden, 1825)
57Leucorrhinia rubicunda (Linnaeus, 1758)
58Leucorrhinia pectoralis (Charpentier, 1825)
59Leucorrhinia caudalis (Charpentier, 1840)
60Sympetrum danae (Sulzer, 1776)
61Sympetrum pedemontanum (Müller in Allioni, 1766)
62Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764)
63Sympetrum depressiusculum (Selys, 1841)
64Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758)
65Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840)
66Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840)
67Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758)
68Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841)
69Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832)