Checklist Italy: Sardinia; Italian common names

Below is a checklist of the 43 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Italy: Sardinia. 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: Sardinia 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 di fonte (Calopteryx virgo)
3Splendente culviola (Calopteryx haemorrhoidalis)
4Verdina barbara (Lestes barbarus)
5Verdina minore (Lestes virens)
6Verdina delle saline (Lestes macrostigma)
7Verdina maggiore (Chalcolestes viridis)
8Invernina comune (Sympecma fusca)
9Codazzurra insulare (Ischnura genei)
10Codazzurra minore (Ischnura pumilio)
11Azzurrina comune (Coenagrion puella)
12Azzurrina delicata (Coenagrion scitulum)
13Azzurrina mediterranea (Coenagrion caerulescens)
14Occhirossi minore (Erythromma viridulum)
15Occhirossi dubbia (Erythromma lindenii)
16Scintilla zamperosse (Ceriagrion tenellum)
17Dragone autunnale (Aeshna mixta)
18Dragone occhiblu (Aeshna affinis)
19Dragone occhiverdi (Aeshna isoceles)
20Imperatore comune (Anax imperator)
21Imperatore minore (Anax parthenope)
22Imperatore migrante (Anax ephippiger)
23Dragone peloso (Brachytron pratense)
24Dragone spettro (Boyeria irene)
25Gonfo uncinato (Paragomphus genei)
26Lindenia (Lindenia tetraphylla)
27Libellula panciapiatta (Libellula depressa)
28Libellula frontenera (Libellula fulva)
29Frecciazzurra puntanera (Orthetrum cancellatum)
30Frecciazzurra minore (Orthetrum coerulescens)
31Frecciazzurra celeste (Orthetrum brunneum)
32Frecciazzurra del deserto (Orthetrum nitidinerve)
33Frecciazzurra meridionale (Orthetrum trinacria)
34Cardinale sanguineo (Sympetrum sanguineum)
35Cardinale venerosse (Sympetrum fonscolombii)
36Cardinale striato (Sympetrum striolatum)
37Cardinale meridionale (Sympetrum meridionale)
38Frecciarossa (Crocothemis erythraea)
39Obelisco violetto (Trithemis annulata)
40Obelisco purpureo (Trithemis kirbyi)
41Frecciamora fasciata (Brachythemis impartita)
42Freccia carbone (Diplacodes lefebvrii)
43Freccianera (Selysiothemis nigra)