A small Hawker, not aggressive towards other individuals and occasionally seen in large feeding swarms. It flies late into the autumn and is likely to be the only Hawker found in November.
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Encyclopedia of British Dragonflies
|Common Name||Scientific Name||Description|
|White-faced Darter||Leucorrhinia dubia||
Length: 33-37mmThe White-faced Darter is a small dark dragonfly, with a pale creamy white frons... more
|Downy Emerald||Cordulia aenea||
The Downy Emerald is one of three Emerald dragonflies found in Britain. It is a metallic green... more
|Banded Darter||Sympetrum pedemontanum||
A small darter with black legs and broad hind wings. Both sexes have a brown band across each... more
|Vagrant Darter||Sympetrum vulgatum||
Like the Common Darter but the mature male is a deeper red. The sides of the thorax are not so... more
|Azure Hawker||Aeshna caerulea||
Both sexes have azure blue spots on each abdominal segment and the thorax also has azure... more