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