Checklist for the Ukraine; English common names

Below is a checklist of the 74 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Ukraine. 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 Ukraine 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)
7Dark Spreadwing (Lestes macrostigma)
8Western Willow Spreadwing (Chalcolestes viridis)
9Eastern Willow Spreadwing (Chalcolestes parvidens)
10Common Winter Damsel (Sympecma fusca)
11Siberian Winter Damsel (Sympecma paedisca)
12Common Bluetail (Ischnura elegans)
13Small Bluetail (Ischnura pumilio)
14Common Bluet (Enallagma cyathigerum)
15Variable Bluet (Coenagrion pulchellum)
16Azure Bluet (Coenagrion puella)
17Ornate Bluet (Coenagrion ornatum)
18Dainty Bluet (Coenagrion scitulum)
19Spearhead Bluet (Coenagrion hastulatum)
20Crescent Bluet (Coenagrion lunulatum)
21Dark Bluet (Coenagrion armatum)
22Large Redeye (Erythromma najas)
23Small Redeye (Erythromma viridulum)
24Blue-Eye (Erythromma lindenii)
25Large Red Damsel (Pyrrhosoma nymphula)
26Sedgling (Nehalennia speciosa)
27Blue Featherleg (Platycnemis pennipes)
28Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta)
29Blue-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna affinis)
30Green-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna isoceles)
31Brown Hawker (Aeshna grandis)
32Blue Hawker (Aeshna cyanea)
33Green Hawker (Aeshna viridis)
34Moorland Hawker (Aeshna juncea)
35Blue Emperor (Anax imperator)
36Lesser Emperor (Anax parthenope)
37Vagrant Emperor (Anax ephippiger)
38Hairy Hawker (Brachytron pratense)
39Common Clubtail (Gomphus vulgatissimus)
40River Clubtail (Gomphus flavipes)
41Green Snaketail (Ophiogomphus cecilia)
42Small Pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus)
43Bladetail (Lindenia tetraphylla)
44Common Goldenring (Cordulegaster boltonii)
45Sombre Goldenring (Cordulegaster bidentata)
46Downy Emerald (Cordulia aenea)
47Brilliant Emerald (Somatochlora metallica)
48Yellow-Spotted Emerald (Somatochlora flavomaculata)
49Northern Emerald (Somatochlora arctica)
50Alpine Emerald (Somatochlora alpestris)
51Eurasian Baskettail (Epitheca bimaculata)
52Four-Spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata)
53Broad-Bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa)
54Blue Chaser (Libellula fulva)
55Black-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum)
56White-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum albistylum)
57Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens)
58Southern Skimmer (Orthetrum brunneum)
59Small Whiteface (Leucorrhinia dubia)
60Ruby Whiteface (Leucorrhinia rubicunda)
61Yellow-Spotted Whiteface (Leucorrhinia pectoralis)
62Dark Whiteface (Leucorrhinia albifrons)
63Lilypad Whiteface (Leucorrhinia caudalis)
64Black Darter (Sympetrum danae)
65Banded Darter (Sympetrum pedemontanum)
66Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum)
67Spotted Darter (Sympetrum depressiusculum)
68Yellow-Winged Darter (Sympetrum flaveolum)
69Red-Veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii)
70Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum)
71Moustached Darter (Sympetrum vulgatum)
72Southern Darter (Sympetrum meridionale)
73Broad Scarlet (Crocothemis erythraea)
74Black Pennant (Selysiothemis nigra)