British Dragonflies Identification

The British Dragonflies Identification page on Wild About Britain can be used to help you identify species of Dragonflies found in the UK.

However, if they all look the same, or you need some help in identifying a particular species, click here to post a question in our forum, where some of our really helpful members should be able to help.

Somatochlora arctica
Somatochlora metallica
Libellula quadrimaculata
Crocothemis erythraea
Orthetrum cancellatum
Brachytron pratense
Aeshna juncea
Aeshna mixta
Libellula depressa
Cordulegaster boltonii
Anax parthenope
Leucorrhinia dubia
Aeshna grandis
Sympetrum fonscolombei
Sympetrum danae
Cordulia aenea
Gomphus vulgatissimus
Sympetrum striolatum
Aeshna cyanea
Orthetrum coerulescens
Libellula fulva
Anax imperator
Aeshna isosceles
Sympetrum sanguineum