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.

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