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.

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