Checklist Italy: Sardinia; English common names

Below is a checklist of the 43 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area Italy: Sardinia. 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: Sardinia 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
1Dark Spreadwing (Lestes macrostigma) Preview
2Migrant Spreadwing (Lestes barbarus) Preview
3Small Spreadwing (Lestes virens) Preview
4Western Willow Spreadwing (Chalcolestes viridis) Preview
5Common Winter Damsel (Sympecma fusca) Preview
6Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens) Preview
7Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo) Preview
8Copper Demoiselle (Calopteryx haemorrhoidalis) Preview
9Island Bluetail (Ischnura genei) Preview
10Small Bluetail (Ischnura pumilio) Preview
11Azure Bluet (Coenagrion puella) Preview
12Dainty Bluet (Coenagrion scitulum) Preview
13Mediterranean Bluet (Coenagrion caerulescens) Preview
14Small Redeye (Erythromma viridulum) Preview
15Blue-Eye (Erythromma lindenii) Preview
16Small Red Damsel (Ceriagrion tenellum) Preview
17Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta) Preview
18Blue-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna affinis) Preview
19Green-Eyed Hawker (Aeshna isoceles) Preview
20Blue Emperor (Anax imperator) Preview
21Lesser Emperor (Anax parthenope) Preview
22Vagrant Emperor (Anax ephippiger) Preview
23Hairy Hawker (Brachytron pratense) Preview
24Western Spectre (Boyeria irene) Preview
25Green Hooktail (Paragomphus genei) Preview
26Bladetail (Lindenia tetraphylla) Preview
27Broad-Bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa) Preview
28Blue Chaser (Libellula fulva) Preview
29Black-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum) Preview
30Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens) Preview
31Southern Skimmer (Orthetrum brunneum) Preview
32Yellow-Veined Skimmer (Orthetrum nitidinerve) Preview
33Long Skimmer (Orthetrum trinacria) Preview
34Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum) Preview
35Red-Veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii) Preview
36Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum) Preview
37Southern Darter (Sympetrum meridionale) Preview
38Broad Scarlet (Crocothemis erythraea) Preview
39Violet Dropwing (Trithemis annulata) Preview
40Orange-Winged Dropwing (Trithemis kirbyi) Preview
41Northern Banded Groundling (Brachythemis impartita) Preview
42Black Percher (Diplacodes lefebvrii) Preview
43Black Pennant (Selysiothemis nigra) Preview