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Scarlet Darter  - Crocothemis erythraea © Teresa Farino Scarlet Darter
Crocothemis erythraea
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Scientific names of damselflies and dragonflies referred to in Travellers' Nature Guides: Spain

The scientific and common names of dragonflies and damselflies mentioned in Traveller's Nature Guides: Spain follow d'Aguilar, J, Dommanget, J-L & Préchac, R (1986) A Field Guide to the Dragonflies of Britain, Europe and North Africa. Collins.

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Common name Scientific name
azure damselfly Coenagrion puella
beautiful demoiselle Calopteryx virgo meridionalis
black-tailed skimmer Orthetrum cancellatum
blue-eyed hook-tailed dragonfly Onychogomphus uncatus
blue-tailed damselfly Ischnura elegans
broad-bodied chaser Libellula depressa
common blue damselfly Enallagma cyathigerum
common darter Sympetrum striolatum
common hawker Aeshna juncea
common winter damselfly Sympecma fusca
crepuscular hawker Boyeria irene
dainty damselfly Coenagrion scitulum
dark emerald damselfly Lestes macrostigma
emerald damselfly Lestes sponsa
emperor dragonfly Anax imperator
four-spotted chaser Libellula quadrimaculata
goblet-marked damselfly Coenagrion (Cercion) lindenii
golden-ringed dragonfly Cordulegaster boltonii
green-eyed hook-tailed dragonfly Onychogomphus forcipatus
keeled skimmer Orthetrum coerulescens
large red damselfly Pyrrhosoma nymphula
lesser emperor dragonfly Anax parthenope
Mediterranean demoiselle Calopteryx haemarrhoidalis
Mediterranean hawker Aeshna affinis
migrant hawker Aeshna mixta
Norfolk hawker Anaciaeschna isosceles
orange-spotted emerald Oxygastra curtisii
red-veined darter Sympetrum fonscolombii
ruddy darter Sympetrum sanguineum
scarce emerald damselfly Lestes dryas
scarlet darter Crocothemis erythraea
small emerald damselfly Lestes virens
small red damselfly Ceriagrion tenellum
small red-eyed damselfly Erythromma viridulum
southern damselfly Coenagrion mercuriale
southern darter Sympetrum meridionale
southern emerald damselfly Lestes barbarus
southern hawker Aeshna cyanea
southern skimmer Orthetrum brunneum
splendid emerald Macromia splendens
two-toothed golden-ringed dragonfly Cordulegaster bidentatus
vagrant emperor dragonfly Hemianax ephippiger
western club-tailed dragonfly Gomphus pulchellus
white-legged damselfly Platycnemis pennipes
willow emerald damselfly Lestes viridis
yellow club-tailed dragonfly Gomphus simillimus
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