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, Schröter & Lewington's Field Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Britain and Europe (2020), 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 alphabetically on the Italian common names. 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 as per our overall checklist, 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
1Azzurrina comune (Coenagrion puella) Preview
2Azzurrina delicata (Coenagrion scitulum) Preview
3Azzurrina di Mercurio (Coenagrion mercuriale) Preview
4Azzurrina mediterranea (Coenagrion caerulescens) Preview
5Azzurrina portacalice (Enallagma cyathigerum) Preview
6Cardinale del deserto (Sympetrum sinaiticum) Preview
7Cardinale meridionale (Sympetrum meridionale) Preview
8Cardinale sanguineo (Sympetrum sanguineum) Preview
9Cardinale striato (Sympetrum striolatum) Preview
10Cardinale venerosse (Sympetrum fonscolombii) Preview
11Codazzurra delle oasi (Ischnura fountaineae) Preview
12Codazzurra insulare (Ischnura genei) Preview
13Codazzurra minore (Ischnura pumilio) Preview
14Dragone autunnale (Aeshna mixta) Preview
15Dragone occhiblu (Aeshna affinis) Preview
16Dragone occhiverdi (Aeshna isoceles) Preview
17Dragone peloso (Brachytron pratense) Preview
18Dragone spettro (Boyeria irene) Preview
19Dragone verdeazzurro (Aeshna cyanea) Preview
20Freccia di cascata (Zygonyx torridus) Preview
21Frecciaerrante (Pantala flavescens) Preview
22Frecciamora fasciata (Brachythemis impartita) Preview
23Freccianera (Selysiothemis nigra) Preview
24Frecciarossa (Crocothemis erythraea) Preview
25Frecciazzurra celeste (Orthetrum brunneum) Preview
26Frecciazzurra del deserto (Orthetrum nitidinerve) Preview
27Frecciazzurra meridionale (Orthetrum trinacria) Preview
28Frecciazzurra minore (Orthetrum coerulescens) Preview
29Frecciazzurra puntanera (Orthetrum cancellatum) Preview
30Gonfo forcipato (Onychogomphus forcipatus) Preview
31Gonfo pinzato (Onychogomphus uncatus) Preview
32Gonfo uncinato (Paragomphus genei) Preview
33Guardaruscello collinare (Cordulegaster bidentata) Preview
34Guardaruscello meridionale (Cordulegaster trinacriae) Preview
35Imperatore comune (Anax imperator) Preview
36Imperatore migrante (Anax ephippiger) Preview
37Imperatore minore (Anax parthenope) Preview
38Invernina comune (Sympecma fusca) Preview
39Libellula frontenera (Libellula fulva) Preview
40Libellula panciapiatta (Libellula depressa) Preview
41Libellula quadrimacchiata (Libellula quadrimaculata) Preview
42Lindenia (Lindenia tetraphylla) Preview
43Obelisco violetto (Trithemis annulata) Preview
44Occhirossi dubbia (Erythromma lindenii) Preview
45Occhirossi minore (Erythromma viridulum) Preview
46Scintilla zampenere (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) Preview
47Scintilla zamperosse (Ceriagrion tenellum) Preview
48Splendente comune (Calopteryx splendens) Preview
49Splendente culviola (Calopteryx haemorrhoidalis) Preview
50Splendente di fonte (Calopteryx virgo) Preview
51Splendente ligure (Calopteryx xanthostoma) Preview
52Verdina barbara (Lestes barbarus) Preview
53Verdina delle saline (Lestes macrostigma) Preview
54Verdina maggiore (Chalcolestes viridis) Preview
55Verdina minore (Lestes virens) Preview
56Verdina orientale (Chalcolestes parvidens) Preview
57Verdina robusta (Lestes dryas) Preview