Checklist Switzerland; Italian common names

Below is a checklist of the 78 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Switzerland. 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 English common names, the German common names, the French common names, or the scientific names.

The list below is sorted alphabetically on the Italian common names. Clicking on a species name in the list allows you to then cycle through the entire checklist for the area Switzerland by using the Previous (<==) and Next (==>) buttons at the bottom of each page. If you would prefer to see it sorted as per our overall checklist, 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
1Azzurrina alpina (Coenagrion hastulatum) Preview
2Azzurrina balcanica (Coenagrion ornatum) Preview
3Azzurrina comune (Coenagrion puella) Preview
4Azzurrina delicata (Coenagrion scitulum) Preview
5Azzurrina di Mercurio (Coenagrion mercuriale) Preview
6Azzurrina portacalice (Enallagma cyathigerum) Preview
7Azzurrina variabile (Coenagrion pulchellum) Preview
8Bimacchiata (Epitheca bimaculata) Preview
9Cardinale alifasciate (Sympetrum pedemontanum) Preview
10Cardinale boreale (Sympetrum vulgatum) Preview
11Cardinale dorato (Sympetrum flaveolum) Preview
12Cardinale meridionale (Sympetrum meridionale) Preview
13Cardinale nero (Sympetrum danae) Preview
14Cardinale padano (Sympetrum depressiusculum) Preview
15Cardinale sanguineo (Sympetrum sanguineum) Preview
16Cardinale striato (Sympetrum striolatum) Preview
17Cardinale venerosse (Sympetrum fonscolombii) Preview
18Codazzurra comune (Ischnura elegans) Preview
19Codazzurra minore (Ischnura pumilio) Preview
20Codazzurra pigmea (Nehalennia speciosa) Preview
21Coenagrion lunulatum Preview
22Dragone alpino (Aeshna juncea) Preview
23Dragone artico (Aeshna subarctica) Preview
24Dragone autunnale (Aeshna mixta) Preview
25Dragone azzurro (Aeshna caerulea) Preview
26Dragone bruno (Aeshna grandis) Preview
27Dragone occhiblu (Aeshna affinis) Preview
28Dragone occhiverdi (Aeshna isoceles) Preview
29Dragone peloso (Brachytron pratense) Preview
30Dragone spettro (Boyeria irene) Preview
31Dragone verdeazzurro (Aeshna cyanea) Preview
32Frecciaerrante (Pantala flavescens) Preview
33Frecciarossa (Crocothemis erythraea) Preview
34Frecciazzurra celeste (Orthetrum brunneum) Preview
35Frecciazzurra minore (Orthetrum coerulescens) Preview
36Frecciazzurra puntabianca (Orthetrum albistylum) Preview
37Frecciazzurra puntanera (Orthetrum cancellatum) Preview
38Frontebianca comune (Leucorrhinia dubia) Preview
39Frontebianca maggiore (Leucorrhinia pectoralis) Preview
40Gomphus simillimus Preview
41Gonfo comune (Gomphus vulgatissimus) Preview
42Gonfo d'Oltralpe (Gomphus pulchellus) Preview
43Gonfo forcipato (Onychogomphus forcipatus) Preview
44Gonfo pinzato (Onychogomphus uncatus) Preview
45Gonfo serpentino (Ophiogomphus cecilia) Preview
46Gonfo zampegialle (Stylurus flavipes) Preview
47Guardaruscello collinare (Cordulegaster bidentata) Preview
48Guardaruscello comune (Cordulegaster boltonii) Preview
49Imperatore comune (Anax imperator) Preview
50Imperatore migrante (Anax ephippiger) Preview
51Imperatore minore (Anax parthenope) Preview
52Invernina comune (Sympecma fusca) Preview
53Invernina delle brughiere (Sympecma paedisca) Preview
54Leucorrhinia albifrons Preview
55Leucorrhinia caudalis Preview
56Leucorrhinia rubicunda Preview
57Libellula frontenera (Libellula fulva) Preview
58Libellula panciapiatta (Libellula depressa) Preview
59Libellula quadrimacchiata (Libellula quadrimaculata) Preview
60Occhirossi dubbia (Erythromma lindenii) Preview
61Occhirossi maggiore (Erythromma najas) Preview
62Occhirossi minore (Erythromma viridulum) Preview
63Scintilla zampenere (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) Preview
64Scintilla zamperosse (Ceriagrion tenellum) Preview
65Smeralda alpina (Somatochlora alpestris) Preview
66Smeralda artica (Somatochlora arctica) Preview
67Smeralda bronzea (Cordulia aenea) Preview
68Smeralda di fiume (Oxygastra curtisii) Preview
69Smeralda maculata (Somatochlora flavomaculata) Preview
70Smeralda metallica (Somatochlora metallica) Preview
71Splendente comune (Calopteryx splendens) Preview
72Splendente di fonte (Calopteryx virgo) Preview
73Verdina barbara (Lestes barbarus) Preview
74Verdina boreale (Lestes sponsa) Preview
75Verdina maggiore (Chalcolestes viridis) Preview
76Verdina minore (Lestes virens) Preview
77Verdina robusta (Lestes dryas) Preview
78Zampalarga comune (Platycnemis pennipes) Preview