Checklist Italy: Sicily; English common names

Below is a checklist of the 57 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Italy: Sicily. 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 Italian 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 Italy: Sicily 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
1Robust Spreadwing (Lestes dryas) Preview
2Dark Spreadwing (Lestes macrostigma) Preview
3Migrant Spreadwing (Lestes barbarus) Preview
4Small Spreadwing (Lestes virens) Preview
5Western Willow Spreadwing (Chalcolestes viridis) Preview
6Eastern Willow Spreadwing (Chalcolestes parvidens) Preview
7Common Winter Damsel (Sympecma fusca) Preview
8Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens) Preview
9Western Demoiselle (Calopteryx xanthostoma) Preview
10Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo) Preview
11Copper Demoiselle (Calopteryx haemorrhoidalis) Preview
12Island Bluetail (Ischnura genei) Preview
13Oasis Bluetail (Ischnura fountaineae) Preview
14Small Bluetail (Ischnura pumilio) Preview
15Common Bluet (Enallagma cyathigerum) Preview
16Azure Bluet (Coenagrion puella) Preview
17Mercury Bluet (Coenagrion mercuriale) Preview
18Dainty Bluet (Coenagrion scitulum) Preview
19Mediterranean Bluet (Coenagrion caerulescens) Preview
20Small Redeye (Erythromma viridulum) Preview
21Blue-Eye (Erythromma lindenii) Preview
22Large Red Damsel (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) Preview
23Small Red Damsel (Ceriagrion tenellum) Preview
24Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta) Preview
25Blue-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna affinis) Preview
26Green-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna isoceles) Preview
27Blue Hawker (Aeshna cyanea) Preview
28Blue Emperor (Anax imperator) Preview
29Lesser Emperor (Anax parthenope) Preview
30Vagrant Emperor (Anax ephippiger) Preview
31Hairy Hawker (Brachytron pratense) Preview
32Western Spectre (Boyeria irene) Preview
33Large Pincertail (Onychogomphus uncatus) Preview
34Small Pincertail (Onychogomphus forcipatus) Preview
35Green Hooktail (Paragomphus genei) Preview
36Bladetail (Lindenia tetraphylla) Preview
37Italian Goldenring (Cordulegaster trinacriae) Preview
38Sombre Goldenring (Cordulegaster bidentata) Preview
39Four-Spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata) Preview
40Broad-Bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa) Preview
41Blue Chaser (Libellula fulva) Preview
42Black-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum) Preview
43Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens) Preview
44Southern Skimmer (Orthetrum brunneum) Preview
45Yellow-Veined Skimmer (Orthetrum nitidinerve) Preview
46Long Skimmer (Orthetrum trinacria) Preview
47Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum) Preview
48Red-Veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii) Preview
49Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum) Preview
50Southern Darter (Sympetrum meridionale) Preview
51Desert Darter (Sympetrum sinaiticum) Preview
52Broad Scarlet (Crocothemis erythraea) Preview
53Violet Dropwing (Trithemis annulata) Preview
54Northern Banded Groundling (Brachythemis impartita) Preview
55Black Pennant (Selysiothemis nigra) Preview
56Wandering Glider (Pantala flavescens) Preview
57Ringed Cascader (Zygonyx torridus) Preview