Checklist France: Corsica; scientific 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 English common 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 species' scientific 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.

#Scientific name
1Lestes macrostigma (Eversmann, 1836) Preview
2Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
3Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
4Chalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
5Chalcolestes parvidens (Artobolevsky, 1929) Preview
6Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
7Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1780) Preview
8Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
9Calopteryx haemorrhoidalis (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
10Ischnura genei (Rambur, 1842) Preview
11Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
12Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
13Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
14Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
15Coenagrion scitulum (Rambur, 1842) Preview
16Coenagrion caerulescens (Fonscolombe, 1838) Preview
17Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
18Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840) Preview
19Ceriagrion tenellum (de Villers, 1789) Preview
20Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805 Preview
21Aeshna affinis Vander Linden, 1820 Preview
22Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767) Preview
23Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764) Preview
24Anax imperator Leach, 1815 Preview
25Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839) Preview
26Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
27Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764) Preview
28Boyeria irene (Fonscolombe, 1838) Preview
29Paragomphus genei (Selys, 1841) Preview
30Lindenia tetraphylla (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
31Cordulegaster boltonii (Donovan, 1807) Preview
32Somatochlora meridionalis Nielsen, 1935 Preview
33Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
34Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
35Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
36Libellula fulva Müller, 1764 Preview
37Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
38Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
39Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837) Preview
40Orthetrum trinacria (Selys, 1841) Preview
41Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764) Preview
42Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840) Preview
43Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
44Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841) Preview
45Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832) Preview
46Trithemis annulata (Palisot de Beauvois, 1807) Preview
47Brachythemis impartita (Karsch, 1890) Preview
48Selysiothemis nigra (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview