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