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