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Emperor Dragonfly (female) - Anox imperator An impressive Dragonfly, and it should be, given it&#039;s the UK&#039;s largest.<br />
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It&#039;s also an impressively fast flyer and can often be seen patrolling or hunting close by water. Although it will travel further if necessary.<br />
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This is a female laying eggs, as one is in the accompanying video: <section class="video"><iframe width="448" height="282" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/nT8zvTwEx1A?hd=1&autoplay=0&rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></section> Anax imperator,Blue Emperor,Emperor dragonfly,Geotagged,Summer,United Kingdom Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Emperor Dragonfly (female) - Anox imperator

An impressive Dragonfly, and it should be, given it's the UK's largest.

It's also an impressively fast flyer and can often be seen patrolling or hunting close by water. Although it will travel further if necessary.

This is a female laying eggs, as one is in the accompanying video:

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The emperor dragonfly or blue emperor is a large species of hawker dragonfly of the family Aeshnidae, averaging 78 millimetres in length.

Similar species: Dragonflies And Damselflies
Species identified by Philip Booker
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By Philip Booker

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Uploaded Jul 31, 2020. Captured Jun 24, 2020 11:51 in Ashcombe Hollow, Lewes BN7 1EH, UK.
  • DSC-RX10M4
  • f/4.0
  • 1/400s
  • ISO100
  • 167.98mm