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New dragonfly A newly emerged Southern Hawker? Dragonfly waiting for its delicate wings to dry before flying for the first time. Aeshna cyanea,Geotagged,Southern Hawker,United Kingdom Click/tap to enlarge

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A newly emerged Southern Hawker? Dragonfly waiting for its delicate wings to dry before flying for the first time.

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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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Uploaded Jul 14, 2014. Captured Jul 7, 2014 14:46 in 7-9 Bargates, Box, Corsham, Wiltshire SN13 8LS, UK.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/166s
  • ISO1000
  • 100mm