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