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