Checklist Italy: Sicily; Italian 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 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 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 Italian 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.

#Italian common name
1Verdina robusta (Lestes dryas) Preview
2Verdina delle saline (Lestes macrostigma) Preview
3Verdina barbara (Lestes barbarus) Preview
4Verdina minore (Lestes virens) Preview
5Verdina maggiore (Chalcolestes viridis) Preview
6Verdina orientale (Chalcolestes parvidens) Preview
7Invernina comune (Sympecma fusca) Preview
8Splendente comune (Calopteryx splendens) Preview
9Splendente ligure (Calopteryx xanthostoma) Preview
10Splendente di fonte (Calopteryx virgo) Preview
11Splendente culviola (Calopteryx haemorrhoidalis) Preview
12Codazzurra insulare (Ischnura genei) Preview
13Codazzurra delle oasi (Ischnura fountaineae) Preview
14Codazzurra minore (Ischnura pumilio) Preview
15Azzurrina portacalice (Enallagma cyathigerum) Preview
16Azzurrina comune (Coenagrion puella) Preview
17Azzurrina di Mercurio (Coenagrion mercuriale) Preview
18Azzurrina delicata (Coenagrion scitulum) Preview
19Azzurrina mediterranea (Coenagrion caerulescens) Preview
20Occhirossi minore (Erythromma viridulum) Preview
21Occhirossi dubbia (Erythromma lindenii) Preview
22Scintilla zampenere (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) Preview
23Scintilla zamperosse (Ceriagrion tenellum) Preview
24Dragone autunnale (Aeshna mixta) Preview
25Dragone occhiblu (Aeshna affinis) Preview
26Dragone occhiverdi (Aeshna isoceles) Preview
27Dragone verdeazzurro (Aeshna cyanea) Preview
28Imperatore comune (Anax imperator) Preview
29Imperatore minore (Anax parthenope) Preview
30Imperatore migrante (Anax ephippiger) Preview
31Dragone peloso (Brachytron pratense) Preview
32Dragone spettro (Boyeria irene) Preview
33Gonfo pinzato (Onychogomphus uncatus) Preview
34Gonfo forcipato (Onychogomphus forcipatus) Preview
35Gonfo uncinato (Paragomphus genei) Preview
36Lindenia (Lindenia tetraphylla) Preview
37Guardaruscello meridionale (Cordulegaster trinacriae) Preview
38Guardaruscello collinare (Cordulegaster bidentata) Preview
39Libellula quadrimacchiata (Libellula quadrimaculata) Preview
40Libellula panciapiatta (Libellula depressa) Preview
41Libellula frontenera (Libellula fulva) Preview
42Frecciazzurra puntanera (Orthetrum cancellatum) Preview
43Frecciazzurra minore (Orthetrum coerulescens) Preview
44Frecciazzurra celeste (Orthetrum brunneum) Preview
45Frecciazzurra del deserto (Orthetrum nitidinerve) Preview
46Frecciazzurra meridionale (Orthetrum trinacria) Preview
47Cardinale sanguineo (Sympetrum sanguineum) Preview
48Cardinale venerosse (Sympetrum fonscolombii) Preview
49Cardinale striato (Sympetrum striolatum) Preview
50Cardinale meridionale (Sympetrum meridionale) Preview
51Cardinale del deserto (Sympetrum sinaiticum) Preview
52Frecciarossa (Crocothemis erythraea) Preview
53Obelisco violetto (Trithemis annulata) Preview
54Frecciamora fasciata (Brachythemis impartita) Preview
55Freccianera (Selysiothemis nigra) Preview
56Frecciaerrante (Pantala flavescens) Preview
57Freccia di cascata (Zygonyx torridus) Preview