For the most part, here are lists of recorded species within the countries we’ve visited, together with links back to our species pages for those that we’ve encountered. The Australian list is a bit long at 324 species but can just about be dealt with.

Where SE Asia and Southern Africa are concerned, exhaustive lists are either very long (Africa: 780) or very difficult (Cambodia under recorded). The following I’ve treated differently, these being simply lists of those species we’ve actually seen.


Below is a table of counts of species by various geographic areas, both those that I’m already interested in and those that I’d like to become interested in by visiting.

Worldwide6406Slater MuseumDr D Paulson; count as of 26/07/2023
UK45myselfSee my UK list for explanations
France (mainland)89Grand/Boudot
France (inc. Corsica)100Grand/Boudot
Iberian Peninsular79Iberian Wildlife Toursincludes a new species from 2020.
Bosnia & Herzegovina62Denis Bohm
Morocco59Jacquemain/J-P Boudotincludes P. flavescens.
Singapore136Robin Ngiam & Marcus NgThat's more than Tang Hun Bun
Cambodia>112Dragonflies of CambodiaPoorly recorded
Sri Lanka129Sumanapala2017 data
Japan221Odonata of JapanIncludes subspecies; 203 otherwise
South Africa164Tarboton/Warwickas of May 2015
Namibia127Suhling/Martensfrom 2007
Mauritius26Elliot Pinhey (1962)my count from a transcription
Africa780ADDO - African Damselflies & Dragonflies Online
New Zealand15See my New Zealand Species page for an involved explanation.2 are rare migrants/vagrants.
USA479Odonata CentralDr. John Abbott @ University of Texas

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