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 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: 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
1Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1782)
2Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758)
3Calopteryx haemorrhoidalis (Vander Linden, 1825)
4Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798)
5Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825)
6Lestes macrostigma (Eversmann, 1836)
7Chalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825)
8Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820)
9Ischnura genei (Rambur, 1842)
10Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825)
11Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758)
12Coenagrion scitulum (Rambur, 1842)
13Coenagrion caerulescens (Fonscolombe, 1838)
14Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840)
15Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840)
16Ceriagrion tenellum (de Villers, 1789)
17Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805
18Aeshna affinis Vander Linden, 1820
19Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767)
20Anax imperator Leach, 1815
21Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839)
22Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839)
23Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764)
24Boyeria irene (Fonscolombe, 1838)
25Paragomphus genei (Selys, 1841)
26Lindenia tetraphylla (Vander Linden, 1825)
27Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758
28Libellula fulva Müller, 1764
29Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758)
30Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798)
31Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837)
32Orthetrum nitidinerve (Selys, 1841)
33Orthetrum trinacria (Selys, 1841)
34Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764)
35Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840)
36Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840)
37Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841)
38Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832)
39Trithemis annulata (Palisot de Beauvois, 1807)
40Trithemis kirbyi (Selys, 1891)
41Brachythemis impartita (Burmeister, 1839)
42Diplacodes lefebvrii (Rambur, 1842)
43Selysiothemis nigra (Vander Linden, 1825)