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.

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