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 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 Slovakia 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
2Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764)
3Aeshna grandis (Linnaeus, 1758)
4Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767)
5Aeshna juncea (Linnaeus, 1758)
6Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805
7Aeshna subarctica Walker, 1908
8Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839)
9Anax imperator Leach, 1815
10Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839)
11Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764)
12Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1782)
13Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758)
14Chalcolestes parvidens (Artobolevskii, 1929)
15Chalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825)
16Coenagrion armatum (Charpentier, 1840)
17Coenagrion hastulatum (Charpentier, 1825)
18Coenagrion lunulatum (Charpentier, 1840)
19Coenagrion ornatum (Selys, 1850)
20Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758)
21Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825)
22Coenagrion scitulum (Rambur, 1842)
23Cordulegaster bidentata Selys, 1843
24Cordulegaster heros Theischinger, 1979
25Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758)
26Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832)
27Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840)
28Epitheca bimaculata (Charpentier, 1825)
29Erythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823)
30Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840)
31Gomphus flavipes (Charpentier, 1825)
32Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758)
33Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820)
34Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825)
35Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798)
36Lestes dryas Kirby, 1890
37Lestes sponsa (Hansemann, 1823)
38Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825)
39Leucorrhinia caudalis (Charpentier, 1840)
40Leucorrhinia dubia (Vander Linden, 1825)
41Leucorrhinia pectoralis (Charpentier, 1825)
42Leucorrhinia rubicunda (Linnaeus, 1758)
43Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758
44Libellula fulva Müller, 1764
45Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758
46Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
47Ophiogomphus cecilia (Geoffroy in Fourcroy, 1785)
48Orthetrum albistylum (Selys, 1848)
49Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837)
50Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758)
51Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798)
52Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771)
53Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776)
54Somatochlora alpestris (Selys, 1840)
55Somatochlora arctica (Zetterstedt, 1840)
56Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825)
57Somatochlora meridionalis Nielsen, 1935
58Somatochlora metallica (Vander Linden, 1825)
59Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820)
60Sympecma paedisca (Brauer, 1877)
61Sympetrum danae (Sulzer, 1776)
62Sympetrum depressiusculum (Selys, 1841)
63Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758)
64Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840)
65Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841)
66Sympetrum pedemontanum (Müller in Allioni, 1766)
67Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764)
68Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840)
69Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758)