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Checklist, Norwegian common names

Below is a checklist of all the European dragonfly and damselfly species, with their Norwegian 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 all 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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#SuborderFamilyGenusSpeciesNorwegian common name
1ZygopteraLestidaeLestesLestes sponsa (Hansemann, 1823) PreviewVanlig metallvannymfe
2   Lestes dryas Kirby, 1890 PreviewSørlig metallvannymfe
3   Lestes macrostigma (Eversmann, 1836) PreviewLestes macrostigma
4   Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798) PreviewLestes barbarus
5   Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825) PreviewLestes virens
6  ChalcolestesChalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825) PreviewChalcolestes viridis
7   Chalcolestes parvidens (Artobolevsky, 1929) PreviewChalcolestes parvidens
8  SympecmaSympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820) PreviewSympecma fusca
9   Sympecma paedisca (Brauer, 1877) PreviewSympecma paedisca
10 CalopterygidaeCalopteryxCalopteryx splendens (Harris, 1780) PreviewBlåbåndvannymfe
11   Calopteryx xanthostoma (Charpentier, 1825) PreviewCalopteryx xanthostoma
12   Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758) PreviewBlåvingevannymfe
13   Calopteryx haemorrhoidalis (Vander Linden, 1825) PreviewCalopteryx haemorrhoidalis
14 EuphaeidaeEpallageEpallage fatime (Charpentier, 1840) PreviewEpallage fatime
15 PlatycnemididaePlatycnemisPlatycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771) PreviewElvevannymfe
16   Platycnemis acutipennis Selys, 1841 PreviewPlatycnemis acutipennis
17   Platycnemis latipes Rambur, 1842 PreviewPlatycnemis latipes
18 CoenagrionidaeIschnuraIschnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820) PreviewKystvannymfe
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) PreviewIschnura pumilio
25   Ischnura intermedia Dumont, 1974 PreviewIschnura intermedia
26   Ischnura hastata (Say, 1839) PreviewIschnura hastata
27  EnallagmaEnallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840) PreviewStor blåvannymfe
28  CoenagrionCoenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825) PreviewVariabel blåvannymfe
29   Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758) PreviewSørlig blåvannymfe
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) PreviewVanlig blåvannymfe
36   Coenagrion lunulatum (Charpentier, 1840) PreviewMåneblåvannymfe
37   Coenagrion hylas (Trybom, 1889) PreviewCoenagrion hylas
38   Coenagrion johanssoni (Wallengren, 1894) PreviewNordisk blåvannymfe
39   Coenagrion armatum (Charpentier, 1840) PreviewArmert blåvannymfe
40  ErythrommaErythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823) PreviewRødøyevannymfe
41   Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840) PreviewErythromma viridulum
42   Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840) PreviewErythromma lindenii
43  PyrrhosomaPyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776) PreviewRød vannymfe
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) PreviewNehalennia speciosa
48AnisopteraAeshnidaeAeshnaAeshna mixta Latreille, 1805 PreviewHøstøyenstikker
49   Aeshna affinis Vander Linden, 1820 PreviewAeshna affinis
50   Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767) PreviewAeshna isoceles
51   Aeshna grandis (Linnaeus, 1758) PreviewBrun øyenstikker
52   Aeshna caerulea (Ström, 1783) PreviewFjelløyenstikker
53   Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764) PreviewBlågrønn øyenstikker
54   Aeshna viridis Eversmann, 1836 PreviewAeshna viridis
55   Aeshna juncea (Linnaeus, 1758) PreviewVanlig øyenstikker
56   Aeshna subarctica Walker, 1908 PreviewTorvmoseøyenstikker
57   Aeshna serrata Hagen, 1856 PreviewTakrørøyenstikker
58   Aeshna crenata Hagen, 1856 PreviewAeshna crenata
59  AnaxAnax imperator Leach, 1815 PreviewAnax imperator
60   Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839) PreviewAnax parthenope
61   Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839) PreviewTrekkøyenstikker
62   Anax immaculifrons Rambur, 1842 PreviewAnax immaculifrons
63  BrachytronBrachytron pratense (Müller, 1764) PreviewVårøyenstikker
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) PreviewKlubbe-elveøyenstikker
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 PreviewGomphus pulchellus
72  StylurusStylurus flavipes (Charpentier, 1825) PreviewStylurus flavipes
73  OphiogomphusOphiogomphus cecilia (Fourcroy, 1785) PreviewOphiogomphus cecilia
74  OnychogomphusOnychogomphus uncatus (Charpentier, 1840) PreviewOnychogomphus uncatus
75   Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758) PreviewTang-elveøyenstikker
76   Onychogomphus cazuma (Barona, Cardo & Díaz, 2020) PreviewOnychogomphus 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) PreviewKongeøyenstikker
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) PreviewSmaragdøyenstikker
90  SomatochloraSomatochlora metallica (Vander Linden, 1825) PreviewVanlig metalløyenstikker
91   Somatochlora meridionalis Nielsen, 1935 PreviewSomatochlora meridionalis
92   Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825) PreviewGulflekket metalløyenstikker
93   Somatochlora arctica (Zetterstedt, 1840) PreviewMyr-metalløyenstikker
94   Somatochlora alpestris (Selys, 1840) PreviewFjell-metalløyenstikker
95   Somatochlora sahlbergi Trybom, 1889 PreviewNordlig metalløyenstikker
96   Somatochlora borisi Marinov, 2001 PreviewSomatochlora borisi
97  EpithecaEpitheca bimaculata (Charpentier, 1825) PreviewToflekkøyenstikker
98 LibellulidaeLibellulaLibellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758 PreviewFirflekklibelle
99   Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758 PreviewBred blålibelle
100   Libellula fulva Müller, 1764 PreviewLibellula fulva
101  OrthetrumOrthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758) PreviewStor blålibelle
102   Orthetrum albistylum (Selys, 1848) PreviewOrthetrum albistylum
103   Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798) PreviewLiten blålibelle
104   Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837) PreviewOrthetrum brunneum
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) PreviewLiten torvlibelle
111   Leucorrhinia rubicunda (Linnaeus, 1758) PreviewØstlandsk torvlibelle
112   Leucorrhinia pectoralis (Charpentier, 1825) PreviewStor torvlibelle
113   Leucorrhinia albifrons (Burmeister, 1839) PreviewGrå torvlibelle
114   Leucorrhinia caudalis (Charpentier, 1840) PreviewVannlilje-torvlibelle
115  SympetrumSympetrum danae (Sulzer, 1776) PreviewSvart høstlibelle
116   Sympetrum pedemontanum (Müller in Allioni, 1766) PreviewSympetrum pedemontanum
117   Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764) PreviewBlodrød høstlibelle
118   Sympetrum depressiusculum (Selys, 1841) PreviewSympetrum depressiusculum
119   Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758) PreviewGulvinget høstlibelle
120   Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840) PreviewSympetrum fonscolombii
121   Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840) PreviewRødbrun høstlibelle
122   Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758) PreviewSørlig høstlibelle
123   Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841) PreviewSympetrum meridionale
124   Sympetrum sinaiticum Dumont, 1977 PreviewSympetrum sinaiticum
125  CrocothemisCrocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832) PreviewCrocothemis erythraea
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