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