Checklist Turkey in Europe; English common names

Below is a checklist of the 56 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Turkey in Europe. 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 Turkey in Europe 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)
3Odalisque (Epallage fatime)
4Robust Spreadwing (Lestes dryas)
5Migrant Spreadwing (Lestes barbarus)
6Small Spreadwing (Lestes virens)
7Dark Spreadwing (Lestes macrostigma)
8Western Willow Spreadwing (Chalcolestes viridis)
9Eastern Willow Spreadwing (Chalcolestes parvidens)
10Common Winter Damsel (Sympecma fusca)
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)
18Small Redeye (Erythromma viridulum)
19Blue-Eye (Erythromma lindenii)
20Large Red Damsel (Pyrrhosoma nymphula)
21Blue Featherleg (Platycnemis pennipes)
22Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta)
23Blue-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna affinis)
24Green-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna isoceles)
25Blue Hawker (Aeshna cyanea)
26Blue Emperor (Anax imperator)
27Lesser Emperor (Anax parthenope)
28Vagrant Emperor (Anax ephippiger)
29Hairy Hawker (Brachytron pratense)
30Eastern Spectre (Caliaeschna microstigma)
31Common Clubtail (Gomphus vulgatissimus)
32Turkish Clubtail (Gomphus schneiderii)
33River Clubtail (Gomphus flavipes)
34Green Snaketail (Ophiogomphus cecilia)
35Small Pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus)
36Bladetail (Lindenia tetraphylla)
37Turkish Goldenring (Cordulegaster picta)
38Blue-Eyed Goldenring (Cordulegaster insignis)
39Balkan Emerald (Somatochlora meridionalis)
40Yellow-Spotted Emerald (Somatochlora flavomaculata)
41Bulgarian Emerald (Somatochlora borisi)
42Broad-Bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa)
43Blue Chaser (Libellula fulva)
44Black-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum)
45White-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum albistylum)
46Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens)
47Southern Skimmer (Orthetrum brunneum)
48Banded Darter (Sympetrum pedemontanum)
49Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum)
50Spotted Darter (Sympetrum depressiusculum)
51Red-Veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii)
52Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum)
53Southern Darter (Sympetrum meridionale)
54Broad Scarlet (Crocothemis erythraea)
55Black Pennant (Selysiothemis nigra)
56Wandering Glider (Pantala flavescens)