Checklist Italy: Sardinia; Italian 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 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: 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 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 delle saline (Lestes macrostigma) Preview
2Verdina barbara (Lestes barbarus) Preview
3Verdina minore (Lestes virens) Preview
4Verdina maggiore (Chalcolestes viridis) Preview
5Invernina comune (Sympecma fusca) Preview
6Splendente comune (Calopteryx splendens) Preview
7Splendente di fonte (Calopteryx virgo) Preview
8Splendente culviola (Calopteryx haemorrhoidalis) Preview
9Codazzurra insulare (Ischnura genei) Preview
10Codazzurra minore (Ischnura pumilio) Preview
11Azzurrina comune (Coenagrion puella) Preview
12Azzurrina delicata (Coenagrion scitulum) Preview
13Azzurrina mediterranea (Coenagrion caerulescens) Preview
14Occhirossi minore (Erythromma viridulum) Preview
15Occhirossi dubbia (Erythromma lindenii) Preview
16Scintilla zamperosse (Ceriagrion tenellum) Preview
17Dragone autunnale (Aeshna mixta) Preview
18Dragone occhiblu (Aeshna affinis) Preview
19Dragone occhiverdi (Aeshna isoceles) Preview
20Imperatore comune (Anax imperator) Preview
21Imperatore minore (Anax parthenope) Preview
22Imperatore migrante (Anax ephippiger) Preview
23Dragone peloso (Brachytron pratense) Preview
24Dragone spettro (Boyeria irene) Preview
25Gonfo uncinato (Paragomphus genei) Preview
26Lindenia (Lindenia tetraphylla) Preview
27Libellula panciapiatta (Libellula depressa) Preview
28Libellula frontenera (Libellula fulva) Preview
29Frecciazzurra puntanera (Orthetrum cancellatum) Preview
30Frecciazzurra minore (Orthetrum coerulescens) Preview
31Frecciazzurra celeste (Orthetrum brunneum) Preview
32Frecciazzurra del deserto (Orthetrum nitidinerve) Preview
33Frecciazzurra meridionale (Orthetrum trinacria) Preview
34Cardinale sanguineo (Sympetrum sanguineum) Preview
35Cardinale venerosse (Sympetrum fonscolombii) Preview
36Cardinale striato (Sympetrum striolatum) Preview
37Cardinale meridionale (Sympetrum meridionale) Preview
38Frecciarossa (Crocothemis erythraea) Preview
39Obelisco violetto (Trithemis annulata) Preview
40Obelisco purpureo (Trithemis kirbyi) Preview
41Frecciamora fasciata (Brachythemis impartita) Preview
42Freccia carbone (Diplacodes lefebvrii) Preview
43Freccianera (Selysiothemis nigra) Preview