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 alphabetically on the English common names. 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 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.

#English common name
1Alpine Emerald (Somatochlora alpestris)
2Azure Bluet (Coenagrion puella)
3Banded Darter (Sympetrum pedemontanum)
4Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens)
5Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo)
6Black Darter (Sympetrum danae)
7Black Pennant (Selysiothemis nigra)
8Black-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum)
9Bladetail (Lindenia tetraphylla)
10Blue Chaser (Libellula fulva)
11Blue Emperor (Anax imperator)
12Blue Featherleg (Platycnemis pennipes)
13Blue Hawker (Aeshna cyanea)
14Blue-Eye (Erythromma lindenii)
15Blue-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna affinis)
16Brilliant Emerald (Somatochlora metallica)
17Broad Scarlet (Crocothemis erythraea)
18Broad-Bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa)
19Brown Hawker (Aeshna grandis)
20Common Bluet (Enallagma cyathigerum)
21Common Bluetail (Ischnura elegans)
22Common Clubtail (Gomphus vulgatissimus)
23Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum)
24Common Goldenring (Cordulegaster boltonii)
25Common Spreadwing (Lestes sponsa)
26Common Winter Damsel (Sympecma fusca)
27Crescent Bluet (Coenagrion lunulatum)
28Dainty Bluet (Coenagrion scitulum)
29Dark Bluet (Coenagrion armatum)
30Dark Spreadwing (Lestes macrostigma)
31Dark Whiteface (Leucorrhinia albifrons)
32Downy Emerald (Cordulia aenea)
33Eastern Willow Spreadwing (Chalcolestes parvidens)
34Eurasian Baskettail (Epitheca bimaculata)
35Four-Spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata)
36Green Hawker (Aeshna viridis)
37Green Snaketail (Ophiogomphus cecilia)
38Green-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna isoceles)
39Hairy Hawker (Brachytron pratense)
40Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens)
41Large Red Damsel (Pyrrhosoma nymphula)
42Large Redeye (Erythromma najas)
43Lesser Emperor (Anax parthenope)
44Lilypad Whiteface (Leucorrhinia caudalis)
45Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta)
46Migrant Spreadwing (Lestes barbarus)
47Moorland Hawker (Aeshna juncea)
48Moustached Darter (Sympetrum vulgatum)
49Northern Emerald (Somatochlora arctica)
50Ornate Bluet (Coenagrion ornatum)
51Red-Veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii)
52River Clubtail (Gomphus flavipes)
53Robust Spreadwing (Lestes dryas)
54Ruby Whiteface (Leucorrhinia rubicunda)
55Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum)
56Sedgling (Nehalennia speciosa)
57Siberian Winter Damsel (Sympecma paedisca)
58Small Bluetail (Ischnura pumilio)
59Small Pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus)
60Small Redeye (Erythromma viridulum)
61Small Spreadwing (Lestes virens)
62Small Whiteface (Leucorrhinia dubia)
63Sombre Goldenring (Cordulegaster bidentata)
64Southern Darter (Sympetrum meridionale)
65Southern Skimmer (Orthetrum brunneum)
66Spearhead Bluet (Coenagrion hastulatum)
67Spotted Darter (Sympetrum depressiusculum)
68Vagrant Emperor (Anax ephippiger)
69Variable Bluet (Coenagrion pulchellum)
70Western Willow Spreadwing (Chalcolestes viridis)
71White-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum albistylum)
72Yellow-Spotted Emerald (Somatochlora flavomaculata)
73Yellow-Spotted Whiteface (Leucorrhinia pectoralis)
74Yellow-Winged Darter (Sympetrum flaveolum)