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Southern hawker female  Aeshna cyanea,Geotagged,Southern Hawker,United Kingdom Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

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The Southern Hawker or Blue Darner is a 70 millimetres long species of hawker dragonfly.

It is large, with a long body. It has green markings on the black bodies, and the male also has blue spots on the abdomen.

The Southern Hawker breeds in still or slow-flowing water, but will wander widely, and is often seen in gardens and open woodland. This is an inquisitive species and will approach people.

The adult eats various insects, caught on the wing. The nymphs feed.. more

Similar species: Dragonflies And Damselflies
Species identified by WildFlower
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By Karêñ Diton

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Uploaded Jul 9, 2014. Captured Aug 27, 2013 14:48 in Blackness Road, Crowborough, East Sussex TN6 2NB, UK.
  • COOLPIX P510
  • f/4.6
  • 10/2500s
  • ISO800
  • 33mm