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Checklist, Danish common names

Below is a checklist of all the European dragonfly and damselfly species, with their Danish common names, if available. It's largely based on Dijkstra, Schröter and Lewington's excellent Field Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Britain and Europe, 2nd edition (2020). For a list of the species which we have excluded from our European checklist, please click here.


We now have photographs available of 133 of the 134 species listed below.


If you would like to see the checklist with the common names in a different language, click on the corresponding flag below. And you can also see the checklist with only the scientific names.

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#SuborderFamilyGenusSpeciesDanish common name
1ZygopteraLestidaeLestesLestes sponsa (Hansemann, 1823) PreviewAlmindelig kobbervandnymfe
2   Lestes dryas Kirby, 1890 PreviewSortmærket kobbervandnymfe
3   Lestes macrostigma (Eversmann, 1836) PreviewLestes macrostigma
4   Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798) PreviewSydlig kobbervandnymfe
5   Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825) PreviewLille kobbervandnymfe
6  ChalcolestesChalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825) PreviewGrøn kobbervandnymfe
7   Chalcolestes parvidens (Artobolevsky, 1929) PreviewChalcolestes parvidens
8  SympecmaSympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820) PreviewVintervandnymfe
9   Sympecma paedisca (Brauer, 1877) PreviewSiberisk vintervandnymfe
10 CalopterygidaeCalopteryxCalopteryx splendens (Harris, 1780) PreviewBlåbåndet pragtvandnymfe
11   Calopteryx xanthostoma (Charpentier, 1825) PreviewCalopteryx xanthostoma
12   Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758) PreviewBlåvinget pragtvandnymfe
13   Calopteryx haemorrhoidalis (Vander Linden, 1825) PreviewCalopteryx haemorrhoidalis
14 EuphaeidaeEpallageEpallage fatime (Charpentier, 1840) PreviewEpallage fatime
15 PlatycnemididaePlatycnemisPlatycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771) PreviewFjerbenet vandnymfe
16   Platycnemis acutipennis Selys, 1841 PreviewPlatycnemis acutipennis
17   Platycnemis latipes Rambur, 1842 PreviewPlatycnemis latipes
18 CoenagrionidaeIschnuraIschnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820) PreviewStor farvevandnymfe
19   Ischnura genei (Rambur, 1842) PreviewIschnura genei
20   Ischnura graellsii (Rambur, 1842) PreviewIschnura graellsii
21   Ischnura saharensis Aguesse, 1958 PreviewIschnura saharensis
22   Ischnura fountaineae Morton, 1905 PreviewIschnura fountaineae
23   Ischnura senegalensis (Rambur, 1842) PreviewIschnura senegalensis
24   Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825) PreviewLille farvevandnymfe
25   Ischnura intermedia Dumont, 1974 PreviewIschnura intermedia
26   Ischnura hastata (Say, 1839) PreviewIschnura hastata
27  EnallagmaEnallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840) PreviewAlmindelig vandnymfe
28  CoenagrionCoenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825) PreviewFlagermus-vandnymfe
29   Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758) PreviewHestesko-vandnymfe
30   Coenagrion intermedium Lohmann, 1990 PreviewCoenagrion intermedium
31   Coenagrion mercuriale (Charpentier, 1840) PreviewCoenagrion mercuriale
32   Coenagrion ornatum (Selys, 1850) PreviewCoenagrion ornatum
33   Coenagrion scitulum (Rambur, 1842) PreviewCoenagrion scitulum
34   Coenagrion caerulescens (Fonscolombe, 1838) PreviewCoenagrion caerulescens
35   Coenagrion hastulatum (Charpentier, 1825) PreviewSpyd-vandnymfe
36   Coenagrion lunulatum (Charpentier, 1840) PreviewMåne-vandnymfe
37   Coenagrion hylas (Trybom, 1889) PreviewCoenagrion hylas
38   Coenagrion johanssoni (Wallengren, 1894) PreviewNordisk vandnymfe
39   Coenagrion armatum (Charpentier, 1840) PreviewHue-vandnymfe
40  ErythrommaErythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823) PreviewRødøjet vandnymfe
41   Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840) PreviewLille rødøjet vandnymfe
42   Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840) PreviewBlåøjet vandnymfe
43  PyrrhosomaPyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776) PreviewRød vandnymfe
44   Pyrrhosoma elisabethae Schmidt, 1948 PreviewPyrrhosoma elisabethae
45  CeriagrionCeriagrion tenellum (de Villers, 1789) PreviewCeriagrion tenellum
46   Ceriagrion georgifreyi Schmidt, 1953 PreviewCeriagrion georgifreyi
47  NehalenniaNehalennia speciosa (Charpentier, 1840) PreviewDværg-vandnymfe
48AnisopteraAeshnidaeAeshnaAeshna mixta Latreille, 1805 PreviewEfterårs-mosaikguldsmed
49   Aeshna affinis Vander Linden, 1820 PreviewSydlig mosaikguldsmed
50   Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767) PreviewKileplet-mosaikguldsmed
51   Aeshna grandis (Linnaeus, 1758) PreviewBrun mosaikguldsmed
52   Aeshna caerulea (Ström, 1783) PreviewAzurblå mosaikguldsmed
53   Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764) PreviewBlå mosaikguldsmed
54   Aeshna viridis Eversmann, 1836 PreviewGrøn mosaikguldsmed
55   Aeshna juncea (Linnaeus, 1758) PreviewSiv-mosaikguldsmed
56   Aeshna subarctica Walker, 1908 PreviewHøjmose-mosaikguldsmed
57   Aeshna serrata Hagen, 1856 PreviewBaltisk mosaikguldsmed
58   Aeshna crenata Hagen, 1856 PreviewSibirisk mosaikguldsmed
59  AnaxAnax imperator Leach, 1815 PreviewStor kejserguldsmed
60   Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839) PreviewLille kejserguldsmed
61   Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839) PreviewBrun kejserguldsmed
62   Anax immaculifrons Rambur, 1842 PreviewAnax immaculifrons
63  BrachytronBrachytron pratense (Müller, 1764) PreviewHåret mosaikguldsmed
64  BoyeriaBoyeria irene (Fonscolombe, 1838) PreviewBoyeria irene
65   Boyeria cretensis Peters, 1991 PreviewBoyeria cretensis
66  CaliaeschnaCaliaeschna microstigma (Schneider, 1845) PreviewCaliaeschna microstigma
67 GomphidaeGomphusGomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758) PreviewAlmindelig flodguldsmed
68   Gomphus schneiderii Selys, 1850 PreviewGomphus schneiderii
69   Gomphus graslinii Rambur, 1842 PreviewGomphus graslinii
70   Gomphus simillimus Selys, 1840 PreviewGomphus simillimus
71   Gomphus pulchellus Selys, 1840 PreviewVestlig flodguldsmed
72  StylurusStylurus flavipes (Charpentier, 1825) PreviewGulbenet flodguldsmed
73  OphiogomphusOphiogomphus cecilia (Fourcroy, 1785) PreviewGrøn kølleguldsmed
74  OnychogomphusOnychogomphus uncatus (Charpentier, 1840) PreviewOnychogomphus uncatus
75   Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758) PreviewLille tangguldsmed
76   Onychogomphus cazuma (Barona, Cardo & Díaz, 2020)Onychogomphus cazuma
77   Onychogomphus costae Selys, 1885 PreviewOnychogomphus costae
78  ParagomphusParagomphus genei (Selys, 1841) PreviewParagomphus genei
79  LindeniaLindenia tetraphylla (Vander Linden, 1825) PreviewLindenia tetraphylla
80 CordulegastridaeCordulegasterCordulegaster boltonii (Donovan, 1807) PreviewKonge-guldsmed
81   Cordulegaster trinacriae Waterston, 1976 PreviewCordulegaster trinacriae
82   Cordulegaster heros Theischinger, 1979 PreviewCordulegaster heros
83   Cordulegaster picta Selys, 1854 PreviewCordulegaster picta
84   Cordulegaster bidentata Selys, 1843 PreviewCordulegaster bidentata
85   Cordulegaster insignis Schneider, 1845 PreviewCordulegaster insignis
86   Cordulegaster helladica (Lohmann, 1993) PreviewCordulegaster helladica
87 Incertae sedisOxygastraOxygastra curtisii (Dale, 1834) PreviewOxygastra curtisii
88 MacromiidaeMacromiaMacromia splendens (Pictet, 1843) PreviewMacromia splendens
89 CorduliidaeCorduliaCordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758) PreviewGrøn smaragdlibel
90  SomatochloraSomatochlora metallica (Vander Linden, 1825) PreviewGlinsende smaragdlibel
91   Somatochlora meridionalis Nielsen, 1935 PreviewSomatochlora meridionalis
92   Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825) PreviewPlettet smaragdlibel
93   Somatochlora arctica (Zetterstedt, 1840) PreviewArktisk smaragdlibel
94   Somatochlora alpestris (Selys, 1840) PreviewAlpin smaragdlibel
95   Somatochlora sahlbergi Trybom, 1889 PreviewTundra-smaragdlibel
96   Somatochlora borisi Marinov, 2001 PreviewSomatochlora borisi
97  EpithecaEpitheca bimaculata (Charpentier, 1825) PreviewToplettet falkelibel
98 LibellulidaeLibellulaLibellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758 PreviewFireplettet libel
99   Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758 PreviewBlå libel
100   Libellula fulva Müller, 1764 PreviewSpidsplettet libel
101  OrthetrumOrthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758) PreviewStor blåpil
102   Orthetrum albistylum (Selys, 1848) PreviewOrthetrum albistylum
103   Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798) PreviewLille blåpil
104   Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837) PreviewSydlig blåpil
105   Orthetrum nitidinerve (Selys, 1841) PreviewOrthetrum nitidinerve
106   Orthetrum chrysostigma (Burmeister, 1839) PreviewOrthetrum chrysostigma
107   Orthetrum taeniolatum (Schneider, 1845) PreviewOrthetrum taeniolatum
108   Orthetrum trinacria (Selys, 1841) PreviewOrthetrum trinacria
109   Orthetrum sabina (Drury, 1773) PreviewOrthetrum sabina
110  LeucorrhiniaLeucorrhinia dubia (Vander Linden, 1825) PreviewLille kærguldsmed
111   Leucorrhinia rubicunda (Linnaeus, 1758) PreviewNordisk kærguldsmed
112   Leucorrhinia pectoralis (Charpentier, 1825) PreviewStor kærguldsmed
113   Leucorrhinia albifrons (Burmeister, 1839) PreviewØstlig kærguldsmed
114   Leucorrhinia caudalis (Charpentier, 1840) PreviewÅkande kærguldsmed
115  SympetrumSympetrum danae (Sulzer, 1776) PreviewSort hedelibel
116   Sympetrum pedemontanum (Müller in Allioni, 1766) PreviewBåndet hedelibel
117   Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764) PreviewBlodrød hedelibel
118   Sympetrum depressiusculum (Selys, 1841) PreviewSympetrum depressiusculum
119   Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758) PreviewGulvinget hedelibel
120   Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840) PreviewRødåret hedelibel
121   Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840) PreviewStor hedelibel
122   Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758) PreviewAlmindelig hedelibel
123   Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841) PreviewSydlig hedelibel
124   Sympetrum sinaiticum Dumont, 1977 PreviewSympetrum sinaiticum
125  CrocothemisCrocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832) PreviewFlammelibel
126  TrithemisTrithemis annulata (Palisot de Beauvois, 1807) PreviewTrithemis annulata
127   Trithemis arteriosa (Burmeister, 1839) PreviewTrithemis arteriosa
128   Trithemis kirbyi Selys, 1891 PreviewTrithemis kirbyi
129   Trithemis festiva (Rambur, 1842) PreviewTrithemis festiva
130  BrachythemisBrachythemis impartita (Karsch, 1890) PreviewBrachythemis impartita
131  DiplacodesDiplacodes lefebvrii (Rambur, 1842) PreviewDiplacodes lefebvrii
132  SelysiothemisSelysiothemis nigra (Vander Linden, 1825) PreviewSelysiothemis nigra
133  PantalaPantala flavescens (Fabricius, 1798) PreviewPantala flavescens
134  ZygonyxZygonyx torridus (Kirby, 1889) PreviewZygonyx torridus