The UK has six “mosaic” Hawkers and 2 “browns”. Along with these eight, I’ve included the Blue Emperor/Emperor Dragonfly (Anax imperator) because I have had one instance of it being confused.
The comparison chart below shows all, both male and female, hawkers together. I’ve resisted annotating this one ‘cos it would get a tad overcrowded. Unfortunately, I have one female, the Azure Hawker (Aeshna caerulea), missing from my catalog but at least it has a very restricted range.
There are a few more specific hawker comparisons and details available:
- Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta) vs Moorland/Common Hawker (Aeshna juncea)
- Blue/Southern Hawker (Aeshna cyanea) colour forms
- Blue/Southern Hawker (Aeshna cyanea) gender differences