British Dragonflies

British Dragonflies on Wild About Britain include the latest UK dragonfly news, hundreds of British dragonfly images photos in our photo gallery, lots of dragonfly conversations in the insects forums, a directory of dragonfly-related organisations and websites, as well as a big reference encyclopedia with information on everything from the Hairy Dragonfly and the Migrant Hawker to the Orange-spotted Emerald and the Black-tailed Skimmer.

Encyclopedia of British Dragonflies

Common Name Scientific Name Description
Emperor Dragonfly Anax imperator

Length: 78mmBritain's bulkiest Dragonfly. Its bright colours and active habit make it very... more

Azure Hawker Aeshna caerulea

Both sexes have azure blue spots on each abdominal segment and the thorax also has azure... more

Norfolk Hawker Aeshna isosceles

The Norfolk Hawker is one of 2 brown hawker dragonflies found in Britain. It has clear wings,... more

Golden-ringed Dragonfly Cordulegaster boltonii

A striking, black and insect with yellow rings along the length of the abdomen. The female is... more

Downy Emerald Cordulia aenea

The Downy Emerald is one of three Emerald dragonflies found in Britain. It is a metallic green... more

Identification of British Dragonflies