Wildlife & Photography Centre
Kiskunság National Park, Hungary


Dragonflies are abound with great variety in Kiskunság National Park due to the wide range of different habitats from alkaline lakes through freshwater lakes, the neighbouring 2 largest rivers of Hungary, River Danube and River Tisza, oxbow lakes, channels, dykes and ponds. We have plenty of species each year even in our garden at our large pond.

The following is an incomplete list of the most frequently seen Dragonflies in our garden and at the nearby areas:

Southern Emerald Damselfly Lestes barbarus - sometimes good numbers of these wonderful damselflies are recorded around the woodland edge of the meadow at Lake Kondor

Willow Emerald Damselfly Lestes viridis sometimes in the garden of Ecotours Kondor EcoLodge and around the woodland edge of the meadow at Lake Kondor

Blue-tailed Damselfly Ischnura elegans commonest of the damselflies often in large numbers around the water-edge

Emperor Dragonfly Anax imperator frequent around water bodies, including the Garden Pond at the EcoLodge

The following is an uncomplete list of species you can encounter during your visit:


Migrant Spreadwing/Southern Emerald Damselfly -Lestes barbarus

Willow Emerald Damselfly - Lestes viridis

Blue-tailed Damselfly - Ischnura elegans

Variable Damselfly - Coenagrion scitulum

White-legged Damselfly - Platycnemis pennipes

Scarce Blue-tailed Damselfly - Ischnura pumilio

Norfolk Hawker - Aeschna isosceles

Emperor Dragonfly - Anax imperator

Lesser Emperor - Anax partenope

Downy Emerald - Somatochlora aenea

Broad-bodied Chaser - Libellula depressa



White-tailed Skimmer - Orthetrum albistylum


Black-tailed Skimmer - Orthetrum cancellatum


Lilypad Whiteface - Leucorrhinia caudalis

Yellow-spotted Whiteface  - Leucorrhinia pectoralis

Common Darter - Sympetrum striolatum

Scarlet Darter - Crocothemis erythraea

Ruddy Darter - Sympetrum sanguineum,

Spotted Darter - Sympetrum depressiusculum

Four-spotted Chaser - Libellula quadrimaculata

Banded Demoiselle - Calopteryx splendens