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Checklist, Italian common names

Below is a checklist of all the European dragonfly and damselfly species, with their Italian common names, if available. It's largely based on Dijkstra, Schröter and Lewington's excellent Field Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Britain and Europe, 2nd edition (2020). For a list of the species which we have excluded from our European checklist, please click here.


We now have photographs available of 133 of the 134 species listed below.


If you would like to see the checklist with the common names in a different language, click on the corresponding flag below. And you can also see the checklist with only the scientific names.

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#SuborderFamilyGenusSpeciesItalian common name
1ZygopteraLestidaeLestesLestes sponsa (Hansemann, 1823) PreviewVerdina boreale
2   Lestes dryas Kirby, 1890 PreviewVerdina robusta
3   Lestes macrostigma (Eversmann, 1836) PreviewVerdina delle saline
4   Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798) PreviewVerdina barbara
5   Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825) PreviewVerdina minore
6  ChalcolestesChalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825) PreviewVerdina maggiore
7   Chalcolestes parvidens (Artobolevsky, 1929) PreviewVerdina orientale
8  SympecmaSympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820) PreviewInvernina comune
9   Sympecma paedisca (Brauer, 1877) PreviewInvernina delle brughiere
10 CalopterygidaeCalopteryxCalopteryx splendens (Harris, 1780) PreviewSplendente comune
11   Calopteryx xanthostoma (Charpentier, 1825) PreviewSplendente ligure
12   Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758) PreviewSplendente di fonte
13   Calopteryx haemorrhoidalis (Vander Linden, 1825) PreviewSplendente culviola
14 EuphaeidaeEpallageEpallage fatime (Charpentier, 1840) PreviewEpallage fatime
15 PlatycnemididaePlatycnemisPlatycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771) PreviewZampalarga comune
16   Platycnemis acutipennis Selys, 1841 PreviewPlatycnemis acutipennis
17   Platycnemis latipes Rambur, 1842 PreviewPlatycnemis latipes
18 CoenagrionidaeIschnuraIschnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820) PreviewCodazzurra comune
19   Ischnura genei (Rambur, 1842) PreviewCodazzurra insulare
20   Ischnura graellsii (Rambur, 1842) PreviewIschnura graellsii
21   Ischnura saharensis Aguesse, 1958 PreviewIschnura saharensis
22   Ischnura fountaineae Morton, 1905 PreviewCodazzurra delle oasi
23   Ischnura senegalensis (Rambur, 1842) PreviewIschnura senegalensis
24   Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825) PreviewCodazzurra minore
25   Ischnura intermedia Dumont, 1974 PreviewIschnura intermedia
26   Ischnura hastata (Say, 1839) PreviewIschnura hastata
27  EnallagmaEnallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840) PreviewAzzurrina portacalice
28  CoenagrionCoenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825) PreviewAzzurrina variabile
29   Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758) PreviewAzzurrina comune
30   Coenagrion intermedium Lohmann, 1990 PreviewCoenagrion intermedium
31   Coenagrion mercuriale (Charpentier, 1840) PreviewAzzurrina di Mercurio
32   Coenagrion ornatum (Selys, 1850) PreviewAzzurrina balcanica
33   Coenagrion scitulum (Rambur, 1842) PreviewAzzurrina delicata
34   Coenagrion caerulescens (Fonscolombe, 1838) PreviewAzzurrina mediterranea
35   Coenagrion hastulatum (Charpentier, 1825) PreviewAzzurrina alpina
36   Coenagrion lunulatum (Charpentier, 1840) PreviewCoenagrion lunulatum
37   Coenagrion hylas (Trybom, 1889) PreviewCoenagrion hylas
38   Coenagrion johanssoni (Wallengren, 1894) PreviewCoenagrion johanssoni
39   Coenagrion armatum (Charpentier, 1840) PreviewCoenagrion armatum
40  ErythrommaErythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823) PreviewOcchirossi maggiore
41   Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840) PreviewOcchirossi minore
42   Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840) PreviewOcchirossi dubbia
43  PyrrhosomaPyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776) PreviewScintilla zampenere
44   Pyrrhosoma elisabethae Schmidt, 1948 PreviewPyrrhosoma elisabethae
45  CeriagrionCeriagrion tenellum (de Villers, 1789) PreviewScintilla zamperosse
46   Ceriagrion georgifreyi Schmidt, 1953 PreviewCeriagrion georgifreyi
47  NehalenniaNehalennia speciosa (Charpentier, 1840) PreviewCodazzurra pigmea
48AnisopteraAeshnidaeAeshnaAeshna mixta Latreille, 1805 PreviewDragone autunnale
49   Aeshna affinis Vander Linden, 1820 PreviewDragone occhiblu
50   Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767) PreviewDragone occhiverdi
51   Aeshna grandis (Linnaeus, 1758) PreviewDragone bruno
52   Aeshna caerulea (Ström, 1783) PreviewDragone azzurro
53   Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764) PreviewDragone verdeazzurro
54   Aeshna viridis Eversmann, 1836 PreviewAeshna viridis
55   Aeshna juncea (Linnaeus, 1758) PreviewDragone alpino
56   Aeshna subarctica Walker, 1908 PreviewDragone artico
57   Aeshna serrata Hagen, 1856 PreviewAeshna serrata
58   Aeshna crenata Hagen, 1856 PreviewAeshna crenata
59  AnaxAnax imperator Leach, 1815 PreviewImperatore comune
60   Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839) PreviewImperatore minore
61   Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839) PreviewImperatore migrante
62   Anax immaculifrons Rambur, 1842 PreviewAnax immaculifrons
63  BrachytronBrachytron pratense (Müller, 1764) PreviewDragone peloso
64  BoyeriaBoyeria irene (Fonscolombe, 1838) PreviewDragone spettro
65   Boyeria cretensis Peters, 1991 PreviewBoyeria cretensis
66  CaliaeschnaCaliaeschna microstigma (Schneider, 1845) PreviewCaliaeschna microstigma
67 GomphidaeGomphusGomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758) PreviewGonfo comune
68   Gomphus schneiderii Selys, 1850 PreviewGomphus schneiderii
69   Gomphus graslinii Rambur, 1842 PreviewGomphus graslinii
70   Gomphus simillimus Selys, 1840 PreviewGomphus simillimus
71   Gomphus pulchellus Selys, 1840 PreviewGonfo d'Oltralpe
72  StylurusStylurus flavipes (Charpentier, 1825) PreviewGonfo zampegialle
73  OphiogomphusOphiogomphus cecilia (Fourcroy, 1785) PreviewGonfo serpentino
74  OnychogomphusOnychogomphus uncatus (Charpentier, 1840) PreviewGonfo pinzato
75   Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758) PreviewGonfo forcipato
76   Onychogomphus cazuma (Barona, Cardo & Díaz, 2020)Onychogomphus cazuma
77   Onychogomphus costae Selys, 1885 PreviewOnychogomphus costae
78  ParagomphusParagomphus genei (Selys, 1841) PreviewGonfo uncinato
79  LindeniaLindenia tetraphylla (Vander Linden, 1825) PreviewLindenia
80 CordulegastridaeCordulegasterCordulegaster boltonii (Donovan, 1807) PreviewGuardaruscello comune
81   Cordulegaster trinacriae Waterston, 1976 PreviewGuardaruscello meridionale
82   Cordulegaster heros Theischinger, 1979 PreviewGuardaruscello balcanico
83   Cordulegaster picta Selys, 1854 PreviewCordulegaster picta
84   Cordulegaster bidentata Selys, 1843 PreviewGuardaruscello collinare
85   Cordulegaster insignis Schneider, 1845 PreviewCordulegaster insignis
86   Cordulegaster helladica (Lohmann, 1993) PreviewCordulegaster helladica
87 Incertae sedisOxygastraOxygastra curtisii (Dale, 1834) PreviewSmeralda di fiume
88 MacromiidaeMacromiaMacromia splendens (Pictet, 1843) PreviewMacromia splendens
89 CorduliidaeCorduliaCordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758) PreviewSmeralda bronzea
90  SomatochloraSomatochlora metallica (Vander Linden, 1825) PreviewSmeralda metallica
91   Somatochlora meridionalis Nielsen, 1935 PreviewSmeralda meridionale
92   Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825) PreviewSmeralda maculata
93   Somatochlora arctica (Zetterstedt, 1840) PreviewSmeralda artica
94   Somatochlora alpestris (Selys, 1840) PreviewSmeralda alpina
95   Somatochlora sahlbergi Trybom, 1889 PreviewSomatochlora sahlbergi
96   Somatochlora borisi Marinov, 2001 PreviewSomatochlora borisi
97  EpithecaEpitheca bimaculata (Charpentier, 1825) PreviewBimacchiata
98 LibellulidaeLibellulaLibellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758 PreviewLibellula quadrimacchiata
99   Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758 PreviewLibellula panciapiatta
100   Libellula fulva Müller, 1764 PreviewLibellula frontenera
101  OrthetrumOrthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758) PreviewFrecciazzurra puntanera
102   Orthetrum albistylum (Selys, 1848) PreviewFrecciazzurra puntabianca
103   Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798) PreviewFrecciazzurra minore
104   Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837) PreviewFrecciazzurra celeste
105   Orthetrum nitidinerve (Selys, 1841) PreviewFrecciazzurra del deserto
106   Orthetrum chrysostigma (Burmeister, 1839) PreviewOrthetrum chrysostigma
107   Orthetrum taeniolatum (Schneider, 1845) PreviewOrthetrum taeniolatum
108   Orthetrum trinacria (Selys, 1841) PreviewFrecciazzurra meridionale
109   Orthetrum sabina (Drury, 1773) PreviewOrthetrum sabina
110  LeucorrhiniaLeucorrhinia dubia (Vander Linden, 1825) PreviewFrontebianca comune
111   Leucorrhinia rubicunda (Linnaeus, 1758) PreviewLeucorrhinia rubicunda
112   Leucorrhinia pectoralis (Charpentier, 1825) PreviewFrontebianca maggiore
113   Leucorrhinia albifrons (Burmeister, 1839) PreviewLeucorrhinia albifrons
114   Leucorrhinia caudalis (Charpentier, 1840) PreviewLeucorrhinia caudalis
115  SympetrumSympetrum danae (Sulzer, 1776) PreviewCardinale nero
116   Sympetrum pedemontanum (Müller in Allioni, 1766) PreviewCardinale alifasciate
117   Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764) PreviewCardinale sanguineo
118   Sympetrum depressiusculum (Selys, 1841) PreviewCardinale padano
119   Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758) PreviewCardinale dorato
120   Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840) PreviewCardinale venerosse
121   Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840) PreviewCardinale striato
122   Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758) PreviewCardinale boreale
123   Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841) PreviewCardinale meridionale
124   Sympetrum sinaiticum Dumont, 1977 PreviewCardinale del deserto
125  CrocothemisCrocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832) PreviewFrecciarossa
126  TrithemisTrithemis annulata (Palisot de Beauvois, 1807) PreviewObelisco violetto
127   Trithemis arteriosa (Burmeister, 1839) PreviewTrithemis arteriosa
128   Trithemis kirbyi Selys, 1891 PreviewObelisco purpureo
129   Trithemis festiva (Rambur, 1842) PreviewTrithemis festiva
130  BrachythemisBrachythemis impartita (Karsch, 1890) PreviewFrecciamora fasciata
131  DiplacodesDiplacodes lefebvrii (Rambur, 1842) PreviewFreccia carbone
132  SelysiothemisSelysiothemis nigra (Vander Linden, 1825) PreviewFreccianera
133  PantalaPantala flavescens (Fabricius, 1798) PreviewFrecciaerrante
134  ZygonyxZygonyx torridus (Kirby, 1889) PreviewFreccia di cascata