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.

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