Checklist France: Corsica; English common names

Below is a checklist of the 48 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area France: Corsica. 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 French 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 France: Corsica by using the Previous (<==) and Next (==>) buttons at the bottom of each page. If you would prefer to see it sorted alphabetically on the English 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.

#English common name
1Dark Spreadwing (Lestes macrostigma) Preview
2Migrant Spreadwing (Lestes barbarus) Preview
3Small Spreadwing (Lestes virens) Preview
4Western Willow Spreadwing (Chalcolestes viridis) Preview
5Eastern Willow Spreadwing (Chalcolestes parvidens) Preview
6Common Winter Damsel (Sympecma fusca) Preview
7Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens) Preview
8Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo) Preview
9Copper Demoiselle (Calopteryx haemorrhoidalis) Preview
10Island Bluetail (Ischnura genei) Preview
11Small Bluetail (Ischnura pumilio) Preview
12Common Bluet (Enallagma cyathigerum) Preview
13Variable Bluet (Coenagrion pulchellum) Preview
14Azure Bluet (Coenagrion puella) Preview
15Dainty Bluet (Coenagrion scitulum) Preview
16Mediterranean Bluet (Coenagrion caerulescens) Preview
17Small Redeye (Erythromma viridulum) Preview
18Blue-Eye (Erythromma lindenii) Preview
19Small Red Damsel (Ceriagrion tenellum) Preview
20Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta) Preview
21Blue-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna affinis) Preview
22Green-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna isoceles) Preview
23Blue Hawker (Aeshna cyanea) Preview
24Blue Emperor (Anax imperator) Preview
25Lesser Emperor (Anax parthenope) Preview
26Vagrant Emperor (Anax ephippiger) Preview
27Hairy Hawker (Brachytron pratense) Preview
28Western Spectre (Boyeria irene) Preview
29Green Hooktail (Paragomphus genei) Preview
30Bladetail (Lindenia tetraphylla) Preview
31Common Goldenring (Cordulegaster boltonii) Preview
32Balkan Emerald (Somatochlora meridionalis) Preview
33Yellow-Spotted Emerald (Somatochlora flavomaculata) Preview
34Four-Spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata) Preview
35Broad-Bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa) Preview
36Blue Chaser (Libellula fulva) Preview
37Black-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum) Preview
38Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens) Preview
39Southern Skimmer (Orthetrum brunneum) Preview
40Long Skimmer (Orthetrum trinacria) Preview
41Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum) Preview
42Red-Veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii) Preview
43Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum) Preview
44Southern Darter (Sympetrum meridionale) Preview
45Broad Scarlet (Crocothemis erythraea) Preview
46Violet Dropwing (Trithemis annulata) Preview
47Northern Banded Groundling (Brachythemis impartita) Preview
48Black Pennant (Selysiothemis nigra) Preview