Checklist Italy: Sardinia; scientific 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 English common names.

The list below is sorted alphabetically on the species' scientific names. 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 as per our overall checklist, 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
1Aeshna affinis Vander Linden, 1820 Preview
2Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767) Preview
3Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805 Preview
4Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
5Anax imperator Leach, 1815 Preview
6Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839) Preview
7Boyeria irene (Fonscolombe, 1838) Preview
8Brachythemis impartita (Karsch, 1890) Preview
9Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764) Preview
10Calopteryx haemorrhoidalis (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
11Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1780) Preview
12Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
13Ceriagrion tenellum (de Villers, 1789) Preview
14Chalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
15Coenagrion caerulescens (Fonscolombe, 1838) Preview
16Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
17Coenagrion scitulum (Rambur, 1842) Preview
18Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832) Preview
19Diplacodes lefebvrii (Rambur, 1842) Preview
20Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840) Preview
21Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
22Ischnura genei (Rambur, 1842) Preview
23Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
24Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
25Lestes macrostigma (Eversmann, 1836) Preview
26Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
27Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
28Libellula fulva Müller, 1764 Preview
29Lindenia tetraphylla (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
30Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837) Preview
31Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
32Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
33Orthetrum nitidinerve (Selys, 1841) Preview
34Orthetrum trinacria (Selys, 1841) Preview
35Paragomphus genei (Selys, 1841) Preview
36Selysiothemis nigra (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
37Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
38Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840) Preview
39Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841) Preview
40Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764) Preview
41Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
42Trithemis annulata (Palisot de Beauvois, 1807) Preview
43Trithemis kirbyi Selys, 1891 Preview