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Southern hawker - Aeshna cyanea Southern blue hawker on Hydrangea fruits. I like these beauties. This one was kind enough to pose for a couple of photos. Aeshna cyaena,Aeshna cyanea,Aeshnidae,Animal,Animalia,Arthropoda,Dragonfly,Europe,Fall,Geotagged,Germany,Insect,Insecta,Mecklenburgische Seenplatte,Nature,Odonata,Southern Hawker,Southern blue hawker,Wildlife Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Excellent late summer scene, perfectly exposed! Posted 3 years ago
  2. Crystal clear* Great photo! Posted 3 years ago
  3. @fchristant, @RMFelix, thank you all for the kind comments! Posted 3 years ago

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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 Jivko Nakev
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By Jivko Nakev

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Uploaded Oct 2, 2016. Captured Sep 25, 2016 12:37 in An der Oberbek 3, 17252 Mirow, Germany.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/5.0
  • 1/400s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm