Aeshna cyanea (Southern Hawker/Blue Hawker)

One of the so-called mosaic hawkers due to the patterning on the abdomen, quite common in our area. Inquisitive hawker that patrols tirelessly, often quite low down. If you or your camera are quick enough at focussing, you can catch them hovering.

Id Notes

  • Large, broad antehumeral stripes
  • Broad stripes on side of thorax
  • ‘T’-mark on top of frons
  • Coloured bands, not twin spots, on S9&10: ♂-blue, ♀-green
male
female ovipositing in flight

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