Checklist Turkey in Europe; scientific 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 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 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 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)
3Epallage fatime (Charpentier, 1840)
4Lestes dryas Kirby, 1890
5Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798)
6Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825)
7Lestes macrostigma (Eversmann, 1836)
8Chalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825)
9Chalcolestes parvidens (Artobolevskii, 1929)
10Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820)
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)
18Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840)
19Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840)
20Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776)
21Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771)
22Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805
23Aeshna affinis Vander Linden, 1820
24Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767)
25Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764)
26Anax imperator Leach, 1815
27Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839)
28Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839)
29Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764)
30Caliaeschna microstigma (Schneider, 1845)
31Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758)
32Gomphus schneiderii Selys, 1850
33Gomphus flavipes (Charpentier, 1825)
34Ophiogomphus cecilia (Geoffroy in Fourcroy, 1785)
35Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
36Lindenia tetraphylla (Vander Linden, 1825)
37Cordulegaster picta Selys, 1854
38Cordulegaster insignis Schneider, 1845
39Somatochlora meridionalis Nielsen, 1935
40Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825)
41Somatochlora borisi Marinov, 2001
42Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758
43Libellula fulva Müller, 1764
44Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758)
45Orthetrum albistylum (Selys, 1848)
46Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798)
47Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837)
48Sympetrum pedemontanum (Müller in Allioni, 1766)
49Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764)
50Sympetrum depressiusculum (Selys, 1841)
51Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840)
52Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840)
53Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841)
54Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832)
55Selysiothemis nigra (Vander Linden, 1825)
56Pantala flavescens (Fabricius, 1798)