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Aeshna cyanea Aeshna cyanea, adult female taking advantage of the shadow of the fig tree. Aeshna cyanea,Southern Hawker,aeshnidae,biodiversity,insecta,insects,odonata Click/tap to enlarge

Aeshna cyanea

Aeshna cyanea, adult female taking advantage of the shadow of the fig tree.

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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 RMFelix
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By RMFelix

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Uploaded Sep 20, 2018. Captured Sep 15, 2018 15:00.
  • NIKON D7100
  • f/8.0
  • 1/500s
  • ISO400
  • 80mm