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Checklist Italy: Sicily; scientific 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 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 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 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 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)
31Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764)
32Boyeria irene (Fonscolombe, 1838)
33Onychogomphus uncatus (Charpentier, 1840)
34Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
35Paragomphus genei (Selys, 1841)
36Lindenia tetraphylla (Vander Linden, 1825)
37Cordulegaster trinacriae Waterston, 1976
38Cordulegaster bidentata Selys, 1843
39Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758
40Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758
41Libellula fulva Müller, 1764
42Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758)
43Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798)
44Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837)
45Orthetrum nitidinerve (Selys, 1841)
46Orthetrum trinacria (Selys, 1841)
47Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764)
48Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840)
49Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840)
50Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841)
51Sympetrum sinaiticum Dumont, 1977
52Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832)
53Trithemis annulata (Palisot de Beauvois, 1807)
54Brachythemis impartita (Burmeister, 1839)
55Selysiothemis nigra (Vander Linden, 1825)
56Pantala flavescens (Fabricius, 1798)
57Zygonyx torridus (Kirby, 1889)