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.

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