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