Dragonflies and Damselflies

Dragonflies and Damselflies

Dragonflies and/or Damselflies (Odonata)

According to the data and the findings so far, 22 species of Dragonflies or Damselflies have been registered on Pelister. Of the species listed in the table below, it belong to 8 families, there are typical regional representatives, such as those from the family Cordulegastridae u Gomphidae. The larval forms of these representatives are related to specific habitats of the rivers, are sensitive to changes in the environment and are therefore indicators of the state of river ecosystems.

They are most commonly found in parts of the river, with slower flow, sandy rocky bottoms and relatively well-developed aquatic vegetation. Other species are found in standing water bodies (around glacial lakes, swamps, swamps along riverbeds, ponds or wet meadows). Such are the representatives of the families Calopterygidae, Lestidae, Coenagrionidae, Platycnemidae, Aeschnidae and Libellulidae.


List of registred Dragonflies and Damselflies (Odonata) at Territory of Pelister



Calopterygidae 1 Calopteryx virgo festiva


2 Lestes dryas
3 Lestes barbarus
4 Sympecma fusca




5 Pyrrhosoma nymphula
6 Ischnura elegans
7 Ischnura pumilio
8 Enallagma cyathigerum
9 Coenagrion ornatum
10 Coenagrion puella
11 Erythromma viridulum
Platycnemidae 12 Platycnemis pennipes
Aeschnidae 13 Anax imperator
Cordulegastridae 14 Cordulegaster heros
15 Cordulegaster bidentata
Gomphidae 16 Gomphus vulgatissimus



17 Libellula depressa
18 Ortetrum brunneum
19 Ortetrum ramburi
20 Sympetrum fonscolombii
21 Sympetrum striolatum
22 Crocothemis erythraea