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Checklist Italy: Sardinia; scientific names

Below is a checklist of the 43 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Italy: Sardinia. 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 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: 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 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
1Lestes macrostigma (Eversmann, 1836) Preview
2Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
3Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
4Chalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
5Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
6Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1780) Preview
7Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
8Calopteryx haemorrhoidalis (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
9Ischnura genei (Rambur, 1842) Preview
10Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
11Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
12Coenagrion scitulum (Rambur, 1842) Preview
13Coenagrion caerulescens (Fonscolombe, 1838) Preview
14Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
15Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840) Preview
16Ceriagrion tenellum (de Villers, 1789) Preview
17Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805 Preview
18Aeshna affinis Vander Linden, 1820 Preview
19Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767) Preview
20Anax imperator Leach, 1815 Preview
21Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839) Preview
22Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
23Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764) Preview
24Boyeria irene (Fonscolombe, 1838) Preview
25Paragomphus genei (Selys, 1841) Preview
26Lindenia tetraphylla (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
27Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
28Libellula fulva Müller, 1764 Preview
29Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
30Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
31Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837) Preview
32Orthetrum nitidinerve (Selys, 1841) Preview
33Orthetrum trinacria (Selys, 1841) Preview
34Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764) Preview
35Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840) Preview
36Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
37Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841) Preview
38Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832) Preview
39Trithemis annulata (Palisot de Beauvois, 1807) Preview
40Trithemis kirbyi Selys, 1891 Preview
41Brachythemis impartita (Karsch, 1890) Preview
42Diplacodes lefebvrii (Rambur, 1842) Preview
43Selysiothemis nigra (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview