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