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Checklist Italy: Sicily; scientific names

Below is a checklist of the 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.


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 xanthostoma (Charpentier, 1825)
3Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758)
4Calopteryx haemorrhoidalis (Vander Linden, 1825)
5Lestes dryas Kirby, 1890
6Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798)
7Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825)
8Lestes macrostigma (Eversmann, 1836)
9Chalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825)
10Chalcolestes parvidens (Artobolevskii, 1929)
11Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820)
12Ischnura genei (Rambur, 1842)
13Ischnura fountaineae Morton, 1905
14Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825)
15Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840)
16Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758)
17Coenagrion mercuriale (Charpentier, 1840)
18Coenagrion scitulum (Rambur, 1842)
19Coenagrion caerulescens (Fonscolombe, 1838)
20Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840)
21Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840)
22Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776)
23Ceriagrion tenellum (de Villers, 1789)
24Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805
25Aeshna affinis Vander Linden, 1820
26Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767)
27Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764)
28Anax imperator Leach, 1815
29Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839)
30Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839)
31Boyeria irene (Fonscolombe, 1838)
32Onychogomphus uncatus (Charpentier, 1840)
33Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
34Paragomphus genei (Selys, 1841)
35Cordulegaster trinacriae Waterston, 1976
36Cordulegaster bidentata Selys, 1843
37Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758
38Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758
39Libellula fulva Müller, 1764
40Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758)
41Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798)
42Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837)
43Orthetrum nitidinerve (Selys, 1841)
44Orthetrum trinacria (Selys, 1841)
45Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764)
46Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840)
47Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840)
48Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841)
49Sympetrum sinaiticum Dumont, 1977
50Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832)
51Trithemis annulata (Palisot de Beauvois, 1807)
52Brachythemis impartita (Burmeister, 1839)
53Selysiothemis nigra (Vander Linden, 1825)
54Pantala flavescens (Fabricius, 1798)
55Zygonyx torridus (Kirby, 1889)