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Migrant hawker Finally captured one in flight! Aeshna mixta,Geotagged,Migrant Hawker,Odonata,Summer,United Kingdom,dragonflies,isle of wight Click/tap to enlarge

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  1. Cool! Was it patrolling? Posted 10 months ago
    1. Absolutely and they were out in force today, loads around! Posted 10 months ago
  2. Awesome, what a beauty! Posted 10 months ago

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The Migrant Hawker is one of the smaller species of hawker dragonflies. It can be found away from water but for breeding it prefers still or slow-flowing water and can tolerate brackish sites. The flight period is from July to the end of October. ''A. mixta'' occurs in North Africa, southern and central Europe to the Baltic region.

Similar species: Dragonflies And Damselflies
Species identified by Claire Hamilton
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By Claire Hamilton

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Uploaded Aug 21, 2018. Captured Aug 21, 2018 03:54 in 3 Carpenters Rd, Brading, Ryde PO33 1YQ, UK.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/5.6
  • 1/500s
  • ISO125
  • 400mm