"Originally from the Far East, this dragonfly is found in streams all over the world."
—The Folio Bruti[src]

The Imperial Dragonfly is a species of dragonfly, having approximately twice the stamina as a normal dragonfly. Originally from the Far East, the species had spread worldwide by 1993, making its native habitat in streams. Compared to other similar Creatures, Imperial Dragonflies were particularly susceptible to the Knockback Jinx, the Fire-Making Spell, the Full Body-Bind Curse, the Softening Charm, and Glacius. Being winged creatures, however, they were immune to the effects of the Levitation Charm.

Hogwarts Castle had an infestation of Imperial Dragonflies during the 1993-1994 school year.