Dragonflies (order Odonata) are divided into two distinct sub-orders, the Zygoptera or Damselflies and the Anisoptera or Dragonflies. Please use the filters on our identification tool below to find your species.

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Still stuck? Send us your Photos

Still can’t identify your species sighting? Contact one of our experts but be aware that we are only volunteers and time taken on ID is time we can’t spend conserving dragonflies.

If you have a photo of the dragonfly this will help us. When taking images for identification later try to get a well-focused photo from the back and the side like the examples above.

Please crop your photo to just the dragonfly and send to:

Title image: Beautiful Demoiselle by Mike Smethurst