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.

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