Checklist Italy: Sicily; English common names

Below is a checklist of the 57 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Italy: Sicily. 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 Italian common names or the scientific 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 Italy: Sicily by using the Previous (<==) and Next (==>) buttons at the bottom of each page. If you would prefer to see it sorted alphabetically on the English common 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.

#English common name
1Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens)
2Western Demoiselle (Calopteryx xanthostoma)
3Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo)
4Copper Demoiselle (Calopteryx haemorrhoidalis)
5Robust Spreadwing (Lestes dryas)
6Migrant Spreadwing (Lestes barbarus)
7Small Spreadwing (Lestes virens)
8Dark Spreadwing (Lestes macrostigma)
9Western Willow Spreadwing (Chalcolestes viridis)
10Eastern Willow Spreadwing (Chalcolestes parvidens)
11Common Winter Damsel (Sympecma fusca)
12Island Bluetail (Ischnura genei)
13Oasis Bluetail (Ischnura fountaineae)
14Small Bluetail (Ischnura pumilio)
15Common Bluet (Enallagma cyathigerum)
16Azure Bluet (Coenagrion puella)
17Mercury Bluet (Coenagrion mercuriale)
18Dainty Bluet (Coenagrion scitulum)
19Mediterranean Bluet (Coenagrion caerulescens)
20Small Redeye (Erythromma viridulum)
21Blue-Eye (Erythromma lindenii)
22Large Red Damsel (Pyrrhosoma nymphula)
23Small Red Damsel (Ceriagrion tenellum)
24Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta)
25Blue-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna affinis)
26Green-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna isoceles)
27Blue Hawker (Aeshna cyanea)
28Blue Emperor (Anax imperator)
29Lesser Emperor (Anax parthenope)
30Vagrant Emperor (Anax ephippiger)
31Hairy Hawker (Brachytron pratense)
32Western Spectre (Boyeria irene)
33Large Pincertail (Onychogomphus uncatus)
34Small Pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus)
35Green Hooktail (Paragomphus genei)
36Bladetail (Lindenia tetraphylla)
37Italian Goldenring (Cordulegaster trinacriae)
38Sombre Goldenring (Cordulegaster bidentata)
39Four-Spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata)
40Broad-Bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa)
41Blue Chaser (Libellula fulva)
42Black-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum)
43Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens)
44Southern Skimmer (Orthetrum brunneum)
45Yellow-Veined Skimmer (Orthetrum nitidinerve)
46Long Skimmer (Orthetrum trinacria)
47Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum)
48Red-Veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii)
49Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum)
50Southern Darter (Sympetrum meridionale)
51Desert Darter (Sympetrum sinaiticum)
52Broad Scarlet (Crocothemis erythraea)
53Violet Dropwing (Trithemis annulata)
54Northern Banded Groundling (Brachythemis impartita)
55Black Pennant (Selysiothemis nigra)
56Wandering Glider (Pantala flavescens)
57Ringed Cascader (Zygonyx torridus)