Checklist France: Corsica; French 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 English 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 French 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.

#French common name
1Leste à grands ptérostigmas (Lestes macrostigma) Preview
2Leste sauvage (Lestes barbarus) Preview
3Leste verdoyant (Lestes virens) Preview
4Leste vert (Chalcolestes viridis) Preview
5Leste vert oriental (Chalcolestes parvidens) Preview
6Leste brun (Sympecma fusca) Preview
7Caloptéryx éclatant (Calopteryx splendens) Preview
8Caloptéryx vierge (Calopteryx virgo) Preview
9Caloptéryx hémorroïdal (Calopteryx haemorrhoidalis) Preview
10Agrion de Gené (Ischnura genei) Preview
11Agrion nain (Ischnura pumilio) Preview
12Agrion porte-coupe (Enallagma cyathigerum) Preview
13Agrion joli (Coenagrion pulchellum) Preview
14Agrion jouvencelle (Coenagrion puella) Preview
15Agrion mignon (Coenagrion scitulum) Preview
16Agrion bleuissant (Coenagrion caerulescens) Preview
17Naïade au corps vert (Erythromma viridulum) Preview
18Agrion de Vander Linden (Erythromma lindenii) Preview
19Agrion délicat (Ceriagrion tenellum) Preview
20Aeschne mixte (Aeshna mixta) Preview
21Aeschne affine (Aeshna affinis) Preview
22Aeschne isocèle (Aeshna isoceles) Preview
23Aeschne bleue (Aeshna cyanea) Preview
24Anax empereur (Anax imperator) Preview
25Anax napolitain (Anax parthenope) Preview
26Anax porte-selle (Anax ephippiger) Preview
27Aeschne printanière (Brachytron pratense) Preview
28Aeschne paisible (Boyeria irene) Preview
29Gomphe de Gené (Paragomphus genei) Preview
30Lindénie à quatre feuilles (Lindenia tetraphylla) Preview
31Cordulégastre à front jaune (Cordulegaster boltonii) Preview
32Cordulie méridionale (Somatochlora meridionalis) Preview
33Cordulie à taches jaunes (Somatochlora flavomaculata) Preview
34Libellule quadrimaculée (Libellula quadrimaculata) Preview
35Libellule déprimée (Libellula depressa) Preview
36Libellule fauve (Libellula fulva) Preview
37Orthétrum réticulé (Orthetrum cancellatum) Preview
38Orthétrum bleuissant (Orthetrum coerulescens) Preview
39Orthétrum brun (Orthetrum brunneum) Preview
40Orthétrum de Sicile (Orthetrum trinacria) Preview
41Sympétrum sanguin (Sympetrum sanguineum) Preview
42Sympétrum de Fonscolombe (Sympetrum fonscolombii) Preview
43Sympétrum fascié (Sympetrum striolatum) Preview
44Sympétrum méridional (Sympetrum meridionale) Preview
45Crocothémis écarlate (Crocothemis erythraea) Preview
46Trithémis annelé (Trithemis annulata) Preview
47Brachythémis à bandes brunes (Brachythemis impartita) Preview
48Sélysiothémis noir (Selysiothemis nigra) Preview