Checklist France: Corsica; scientific names

Below is a checklist of the 48 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area France: Corsica. It's based on Dijkstra and Lewington's Field Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Britain and Europe (2006), on the Atlas of the European Dragonflies and Damselflies (Boudot & Kalkman (eds.), 2015), and - in a handful of cases - on new area records. Please click here if you would like to see the list below with the French common names or the English common names.

The list below is sorted as per our overall checklist. Clicking on a species name in the list allows you to then cycle through the entire checklist for the area France: Corsica by using the Previous (<==) and Next (==>) buttons at the bottom of each page. If you would prefer to see it sorted alphabetically on the species' scientific names, please click here.

Note: if you believe a species is missing from the checklist below, please do email us at with the new information, together with the relevant source(s) and references. If we agree that the new information is indeed valid, we will update the checklist as soon as possible.

Please click on a species name below to see our 20 photographs of that species.

#Scientific name
1Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1782)
2Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758)
3Calopteryx haemorrhoidalis (Vander Linden, 1825)
4Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798)
5Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825)
6Lestes macrostigma (Eversmann, 1836)
7Chalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825)
8Chalcolestes parvidens (Artobolevskii, 1929)
9Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820)
10Ischnura genei (Rambur, 1842)
11Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825)
12Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840)
13Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825)
14Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758)
15Coenagrion scitulum (Rambur, 1842)
16Coenagrion caerulescens (Fonscolombe, 1838)
17Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840)
18Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840)
19Ceriagrion tenellum (de Villers, 1789)
20Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805
21Aeshna affinis Vander Linden, 1820
22Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767)
23Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764)
24Anax imperator Leach, 1815
25Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839)
26Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839)
27Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764)
28Boyeria irene (Fonscolombe, 1838)
29Paragomphus genei (Selys, 1841)
30Lindenia tetraphylla (Vander Linden, 1825)
31Cordulegaster boltonii (Donovan, 1807)
32Somatochlora meridionalis Nielsen, 1935
33Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825)
34Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758
35Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758
36Libellula fulva Müller, 1764
37Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758)
38Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798)
39Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837)
40Orthetrum trinacria (Selys, 1841)
41Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764)
42Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840)
43Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840)
44Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841)
45Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832)
46Trithemis annulata (Palisot de Beauvois, 1807)
47Brachythemis impartita (Burmeister, 1839)
48Selysiothemis nigra (Vander Linden, 1825)