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Distribution path and Subregions of Italy (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Eurasia - Europe - South Europe - Italy
Subregions: Italy Islands (Sardinia, Sicily), North Italy (Northwest Italy), South Italy
Taxonomy for Odonata (Dragonflies) in Italy
Class
Italy
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 610 families, 9896 genera, 52435 species
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Subclass
Italy
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 605 families, 9871 genera, 52347 species
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Infraclass
Italy
Palaeoptera (Crampton, 1915) (Ancient winged insects)
 23 families, 73 genera, 254 species
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Superorder
Italy
Odonatoptera (Martynov, 1932)
 14 families, 46 genera, 160 species
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Order
Italy
Odonata (Fabricius, 1793) (Dragonflies) - Systematics
 13 families, 45 genera, 159 species
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Families121    worldwide
Genera1.173    worldwide
Species11.431    worldwide
Common namesDragonflies, Damselflies, Demoiselles, Dragonflies and Damselflies
German namesLibellen und Wasserjungfern, Libellen, Odonaten
Dutch namesLibellen
Danish namesGuldsmede
Finnish namesSudenkorennot
Norwegian namesØyenstikkere
Swedish namesTrollsländor
Spanish namesLibelulas, Pipilachas
AuthorJohann Christian Fabricius, 1793
Distribution
Continents:

Eurasia (Asia, Europe, Russia, Caucasus)

America (North America, South America, Central America, Caribbean)

Africa (East Africa, Southern Africa, Central Africa, North Africa, West Africa)

Oceania (Australasia, Polynesia, Melanesia, Micronesia)


Ecozones:

Nearctic

Fossils:

Cenozoic (Paleogene, Neogene, Quaternary)

Paleozoic (Permian, Carboniferous)

Mesozoic (Cretaceous, Jurassic, Triassic)


World Oceans:

Pacific Ocean (Pacific Islands, North Pacific)

Atlantic Ocean (British overseas territory Atlantic, Mediterranean Sea)

Indian Ocean (Great Australian Bight)

Antarctic Ocean


Countries
Checklists
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of the Congo, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, USA, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Links and ReferencesOdonata in bie.ala.org.au
Odonata in darwinfoundation.org
Odonata in faunaeur.org
Odonata in itis.gov
Odonata in papua-insects.nl
Odonata in ru.ac.za
Odonata in staffs-ecology.org.uk
Odonata in dyntaxa.se
Odonata in Wikipedia (English)
Suborder
Italy
    Epiprocta (Lohmann, 1996)
     5 families, 28 genera, 98 species
Suborder
Italy
    Zygoptera (Selys, 1854) (Damselflies)
     4 families, 13 genera, 56 species
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Family overview for Odonata (Dragonflies) in Italy
Aeshnidae (Rambur, 1842) - 19 SpeciesDarners
Bolcacorduliidae (Gentilini, 2002) - 1 Species
Bolcathoridae (Gentilini, 2002) - 1 Species
Calopterygidae (Selys, 1850) - 12 SpeciesDemoiselles
Coenagrionidae (Kirby, 1890) - 29 SpeciesPond damselflies
Cordulegastridae (Calvert, 1893) - 12 SpeciesFlying adder
Corduliidae (Selys-longchamps, 1850) - 12 SpeciesBoghaunters
Gomphidae (Rambur, 1842) - 10 SpeciesClubtails
Lestidae (Calvert, 1901) - 14 SpeciesSpreadwings
Libellulidae (Rambur, 1842) - 45 SpeciesSkimmers
Palaeomacromiidae (Petrulevicius, Nel & Muzon, 1999) - 1 Species
Platycnemididae (Tillyard, 1917) - 1 SpeciesWhite-legged damselflies
Triassolestidae (Bonaparte, 1970) - 2 Species
13 Families with 159 Species in Italy


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Species overview - Checklist for Odonata in Italy
Species with ANext  
Aeshna affinis (Vander Linden, 1820)Southern migrant hawkerSite
Aeshna caerulea (Ström, 1783)Azure hawkerInfo
Aeshna cyanea (O. F. Müller, 1764)Blue hawkerSite
Aeshna ghiandonii (G. Gentilini, 1993)Info
Aeshna grandis (Linnaeus, 1758)Brown hawkerInfo
Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767)Green-eyed HawkerInfo
Aeshna isosceles -> Aeshna isocelesGreen-eyed HawkerInfo
Aeshna juncea (Linnaeus, 1758)Common hawkerInfo
Aeshna messiniana (G. Gentilini, 1993)Info
Aeshna mixta (Latreille, 1805)Migrant hawkerSite
Aeshna multicellulata (G. Gentilini, 1993)Info
Aeshna subarctica elisabethae (Djakonov, 1922)Info
Anax criptus (G. Gentilini, 1993)Info
Anax ephippiger -> Hemianax ephippigerVagrant EmperorInfo
Anax imperator (Leach, 1815)Emperor DragonflyInfo
Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839)Lesser EmperorInfo
Species with BBack  Next  Top
Bolcacordulia paradoxa (G. Gentilini, 2002)Info
Bolcathemis nervosa (G. Gentilini, 2002)Info
Bolcathore colorata (G. Gentilini, 2002)Info
Boyeria irene (Fonscolombe, 1838)Western SpectreInfo
Brachythemis impartita -> Brachythemis leucostictaNorthern Banded GroundlingInfo
Brachythemis leucosticta (Burmeister, 1839)Banded GroundlingInfo
Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764)Hairy dragonflyInfo
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Calopteryx haemorrhoidalis (Vander Linden, 1825)Copper DemoiselleInfo
Calopteryx haemorrhoidalis haemorrhoidalis (Vander Linden, 1825)Info
Calopteryx haemorrhoidalis occasi (Capra, 1945)Info
Calopteryx haemorrhoidalis papyreti (Zeller In Sélys & Hagen, 1854)Info
Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1782)Banded DemoiselleSite
Calopteryx splendens caprai (Conci, 1956)Info
Calopteryx splendens splendens (Harris, 1782)Info
Calopteryx splendens xanthostoma -> Calopteryx xanthostomaInfo
Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758)Beautiful DemoiselleSite
Calopteryx virgo meridionalis (Selys, 1853)Info
Calopteryx virgo padana (Conci, 1956)Info
Calopteryx xanthostoma (Charpentier, 1825)Western DemoiselleInfo
Celithemis zavattinii (Bagli & Gentilini, 2003)Info
Cercion lindeni -> Erythromma lindeniiInfo
Cercion lindenii -> Ischnura auroraInfo
Ceriagrion tenellum (De Villers, 1789)Small Red DamselflyInfo
Ceriagrion tenellum nielseni (Schmidt, 1953)Info
Ceriagrion tenellum tenellum (De Villers, 1789)Info
Chalcolestes parvidens (Artobolevsky, 1929)Eastern Willow SpreadwingInfo
Chalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825)Willow Emerald DamselflyInfo
Chalcolestes viridis parvidens -> Chalcolestes parvidensInfo
Chalcolestes viridis viridis (Vander Linden, 1825)Info
Coenagrion caerulescens (Fonscolombe, 1838)Mediterranean BluetInfo
Coenagrion caerulescens caerulescens (Fonscolombe, 1838)Info
Coenagrion caerulescens caesarum (Schmidt, 1959)Info
Coenagrion hastulatum (Charpentier, 1825)Northern DamselflyInfo
Coenagrion lindenii -> Ischnura auroraInfo
Coenagrion mercuriale (Charpentier, 1840)Southern DamselflyInfo
Coenagrion mercuriale castellani ()Info
Coenagrion ornatum (Selys, 1850)Ornate BluetInfo
Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758)Azure DamselflySite
Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1823)Variable DamselflyInfo
Coenagrion scitulum (Rambur, 1842)Dainty DamselflyInfo
Cordulegaster bidentata (Selys, 1843)Sombre GoldenringInfo
Cordulegaster bidentata bidentata (Selys, 1843)Info
Cordulegaster bidentata sicilica -> Gortyna flavagoInfo
Cordulegaster boltoni -> Cordulegaster boltoniiGolden-ringed DragonflyInfo
Cordulegaster boltoni boltoni ()Info
Cordulegaster boltoni immaculifrons -> Cordulegaster boltonii immaculifronsInfo
Cordulegaster boltonii (Donovan, 1807)Golden-ringed DragonflyInfo
Cordulegaster boltonii immaculifrons (Selys, 1843)Info
Cordulegaster charpentieri (Kolenati, 1846)Info
Cordulegaster picta -> Cordulegaster charpentieriTurkish GoldenringInfo
Cordulegaster picta intermedia (Selys & Hagen, 1858)Info
Cordulegaster trinacriae (Waterston, 1976)Italian GoldenringInfo
Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758)Downy EmeraldInfo
Cordulia scheuchzeri (A. B. P. Massalongo, 1856)Info
Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832)Scarlet darterSite
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Deielia sarae (Gentilini & Bagli, 2004)Info
Species with EBack  Next  Top
Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840)Common Blue DamselflySite
Epitheca annae (G. Gentilini, 1992)Info
Epitheca bimaculata (Charpentier, 1825)Eurasian BaskettailInfo
Epitheca miocenica (G. Gentilini, 1992)Info
Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840)Blue-EyeInfo
Erythromma najas (Hansemann, 1823)Large RedeyeInfo
Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840)Small RedeyeSite
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Gomphus flavipes -> Gomphus pulchellusYellow-legged DragonflyInfo
Gomphus pulchellus (Selys, 1840)Western ClubtailInfo
Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758)Common ClubtailInfo
Species with HBack  Next  Top
Hemianax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839)Vagrant EmperorInfo
Species with IBack  Next  Top
Ischnura abyssinica (Martin, 1907)Info
Ischnura aurora (Brauer, 1865)Aurora BluetailInfo
Ischnura elegans (Vander Linden, 1820)Blue-tailed DamselflySite
Ischnura fountainei (Morton, 1905)Info
Ischnura genei (Rambur, 1842)Island BluetailInfo
Ischnura graellsii (Rambur, 1842)Iberian BluetailInfo
Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825)Small BluetailInfo
Italophlebia gervasuttii (P. E. S. Whalley, 1986)Info
Italophlebia paganoniae (G. Bechly, 1997)Info
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Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798)Southern Emerald DamselflyInfo
Lestes dryas (Kirby, 1890)Emerald SpreadwingInfo
Lestes macrostigma (Eversmann, 1836)Dark Emerald DamselflyInfo
Lestes sponsa (Hansemann, 1823)Emerald DamselflyInfo
Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825)Small Emerald DamselflyInfo
Lestes virens vestalis (Rambur, 1842)Info
Lestes virens virens (Charpentier, 1825)Info
Lestes viridis -> Lestes barbarusSite
Leucorrhinia dubia (Vander Linden, 1825)White-faced DarterInfo
Leucorrhinia pectoralis (Charpentier, 1825)Large White-faced DarterInfo
Libellula adriatica (Bagli & Gentilini, 2003)Info
Libellula depressa (Linnaeus, 1758)Broad-bodied darterInfo
Libellula donis ()Info
Libellula doris (Heer, 1849)Info
Libellula eurynome (Heer, 1849)Info
Libellula fulva (Müller, 1764)Scarce ChaserSite
Libellula mediterranea (G. Gentilini, 1989)Info
Libellula quadrimaculata (Linnaeus, 1758)Four-spotted SkimmerInfo
Libellula quadrimaculata asahinai (Schmidt, 1957)Info
Lindenia tetraphylla (Vander Linden, 1825)BladetailInfo
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Nehalennia speciosa (Charpentier, 1840)Pygmy damselflyInfo
Species with OBack  Next  Top
Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758)Small PincertailInfo
Onychogomphus forcipatus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758)Info
Onychogomphus forcipatus unguiculatus (Vander Linden, 1820)Info
Onychogomphus uncatus (Charpentier, 1840)Large PincertailInfo
Ophiogomphus cecilia (Geoffroy In Fourcroy, 1785)Green SnaketailInfo
Orthetrum albistylum (Selys, 1848)White-Tailed SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum anceps -> Orthetrum coerulescensInfo
Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837)Southern SkimmerSite
Orthetrum brunneum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837)Info
Orthetrum brunneum cycnos (Selys, 1848)Info
Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758)Black-Tailed SkimmerSite
Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798)Keeled SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum nitidinerve (Selys, 1841)Yellow-Veined SkimmerInfo
Orthetrum trinacria (Selys, 1841)Long SkimmerInfo
Oryctodiplax gypsorum (O. Cavallo, 1987)Info
Oxygastra curtisi -> Oxygastra curtisiiInfo
Oxygastra curtisii (Dale, 1834)Orange-spotted EmeraldInfo
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Paragomphus genei (Selys, 1841)Common HooktailInfo
Pisaurum coloratum (G. Gentilini, 1989)Info
Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771)Blue FeatherlegInfo
Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776)Large Red DamselflySite
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Selysiothemis nigra (Vander Linden, 1825)Black PennantInfo
Somatochlora alpestris (Selys, 1840)Alpine EmeraldInfo
Somatochlora arctica (Zetterstedt, 1840)Northern EmeraldInfo
Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825)Yellow-Spotted EmeraldInfo
Somatochlora meridionalis (Nielsen, 1935)Balkan EmeraldInfo
Somatochlora metallica (Vander Linden, 1825)Brilliant EmeraldInfo
Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820)Common Winter DamselflyInfo
Sympecma paedisca (Brauer, 1877)Siberian Winter DamselInfo
Sympetrum danae (Sulzer, 1776)Black darterInfo
Sympetrum depressiusculum (Selys, 1841)Spotted darterInfo
Sympetrum elongatum (G. Gentilini, 1989)Info
Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758)Yellow-winged darterInfo
Sympetrum fonscolombei -> Sympetrum fonscolombiiNomadInfo
Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840)Red-veined darterInfo
Sympetrum italicum (G. Gentilini, 1989)Info
Sympetrum krzeminskii (G. Gentilini, 1989)Info
Sympetrum marinum (Bagli & Gentilini, 2003)Info
Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841)Southern darterInfo
Sympetrum pedemontanum (O. F. Müller In Allioni, 1766)Banded darterInfo
Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764)Ruddy darterSite
Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840)Common darterSite
Sympetrum vulgatum (Linnaeus, 1758)Vagrant darterSite
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Tramea barbaresii (Gentilini & Bagli, 2004)Info
Tramea miocenica (G. Gentilini, 1989)Info
Trithemis annulata (Palisot De Beauvois, 1805)Violet Dropwing Violet-marked DarterInfo
159 Species in Odonata for Italy listed
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Taxonomy
ClassInsecta
Insects, True insects
SubclassPterygota
Winged insects
InfraclassPalaeoptera
Ancient winged insects
SuperorderOdonatoptera
OrderOdonata
Dragonflies, Damselflies, Demoiselles, Dragonflies and Damselflies
AuthorFabricius, 1793

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