Checklist Italy: Sicily; Italian 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 English 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 Italian 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.

#Italian common name
1Splendente comune (Calopteryx splendens)
2Splendente ligure (Calopteryx xanthostoma)
3Splendente di fonte (Calopteryx virgo)
4Splendente culviola (Calopteryx haemorrhoidalis)
5Verdina robusta (Lestes dryas)
6Verdina barbara (Lestes barbarus)
7Verdina minore (Lestes virens)
8Verdina delle saline (Lestes macrostigma)
9Verdina maggiore (Chalcolestes viridis)
10Verdina orientale (Chalcolestes parvidens)
11Invernina comune (Sympecma fusca)
12Codazzurra insulare (Ischnura genei)
13Codazzurra delle oasi (Ischnura fountaineae)
14Codazzurra minore (Ischnura pumilio)
15Azzurrina portacalice (Enallagma cyathigerum)
16Azzurrina comune (Coenagrion puella)
17Azzurrina di Mercurio (Coenagrion mercuriale)
18Azzurrina delicata (Coenagrion scitulum)
19Azzurrina mediterranea (Coenagrion caerulescens)
20Occhirossi minore (Erythromma viridulum)
21Occhirossi dubbia (Erythromma lindenii)
22Scintilla zampenere (Pyrrhosoma nymphula)
23Scintilla zamperosse (Ceriagrion tenellum)
24Dragone autunnale (Aeshna mixta)
25Dragone occhiblu (Aeshna affinis)
26Dragone occhiverdi (Aeshna isoceles)
27Dragone verdeazzurro (Aeshna cyanea)
28Imperatore comune (Anax imperator)
29Imperatore minore (Anax parthenope)
30Imperatore migrante (Anax ephippiger)
31Dragone peloso (Brachytron pratense)
32Dragone spettro (Boyeria irene)
33Gonfo pinzato (Onychogomphus uncatus)
34Gonfo forcipato (Onychogomphus forcipatus)
35Gonfo uncinato (Paragomphus genei)
36Lindenia (Lindenia tetraphylla)
37Guardaruscello meridionale (Cordulegaster trinacriae)
38Guardaruscello collinare (Cordulegaster bidentata)
39Libellula quadrimacchiata (Libellula quadrimaculata)
40Libellula panciapiatta (Libellula depressa)
41Libellula frontenera (Libellula fulva)
42Frecciazzurra puntanera (Orthetrum cancellatum)
43Frecciazzurra minore (Orthetrum coerulescens)
44Frecciazzurra celeste (Orthetrum brunneum)
45Frecciazzurra del deserto (Orthetrum nitidinerve)
46Frecciazzurra meridionale (Orthetrum trinacria)
47Cardinale sanguineo (Sympetrum sanguineum)
48Cardinale venerosse (Sympetrum fonscolombii)
49Cardinale striato (Sympetrum striolatum)
50Cardinale meridionale (Sympetrum meridionale)
51Cardinale del deserto (Sympetrum sinaiticum)
52Frecciarossa (Crocothemis erythraea)
53Obelisco violetto (Trithemis annulata)
54Frecciamora fasciata (Brachythemis impartita)
55Freccianera (Selysiothemis nigra)
56Frecciaerrante (Pantala flavescens)
57Freccia di cascata (Zygonyx torridus)