Checklist Italy: Sicily; scientific 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 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 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 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 dryas Kirby, 1890 Preview
2Lestes macrostigma (Eversmann, 1836) Preview
3Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
4Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
5Chalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
6Chalcolestes parvidens (Artobolevsky, 1929) Preview
7Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
8Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1780) Preview
9Calopteryx xanthostoma (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
10Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
11Calopteryx haemorrhoidalis (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
12Ischnura genei (Rambur, 1842) Preview
13Ischnura fountaineae Morton, 1905 Preview
14Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
15Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
16Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
17Coenagrion mercuriale (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
18Coenagrion scitulum (Rambur, 1842) Preview
19Coenagrion caerulescens (Fonscolombe, 1838) Preview
20Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
21Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840) Preview
22Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776) Preview
23Ceriagrion tenellum (de Villers, 1789) Preview
24Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805 Preview
25Aeshna affinis Vander Linden, 1820 Preview
26Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767) Preview
27Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764) Preview
28Anax imperator Leach, 1815 Preview
29Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839) Preview
30Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
31Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764) Preview
32Boyeria irene (Fonscolombe, 1838) Preview
33Onychogomphus uncatus (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
34Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
35Paragomphus genei (Selys, 1841) Preview
36Lindenia tetraphylla (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
37Cordulegaster trinacriae Waterston, 1976 Preview
38Cordulegaster bidentata Selys, 1843 Preview
39Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
40Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
41Libellula fulva Müller, 1764 Preview
42Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
43Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
44Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837) Preview
45Orthetrum nitidinerve (Selys, 1841) Preview
46Orthetrum trinacria (Selys, 1841) Preview
47Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764) Preview
48Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840) Preview
49Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
50Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841) Preview
51Sympetrum sinaiticum Dumont, 1977 Preview
52Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832) Preview
53Trithemis annulata (Palisot de Beauvois, 1807) Preview
54Brachythemis impartita (Karsch, 1890) Preview
55Selysiothemis nigra (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
56Pantala flavescens (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
57Zygonyx torridus (Kirby, 1889) Preview