The UK's smallest Hawker, emerging before other Hawkers in May. It has a distinctly hairy thorax (see photos), oval spots on each abdominal segment and a long, thin pterostigma.
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Encyclopedia of British Dragonflies
|Common Name||Scientific Name||Description|
|Black-tailed Skimmer||Orthetrum cancellatum||
Females and immatures are pale, yellowish brown with two bold lines running along the length of... more
|Northern Emerald||Somatochlora arctica||
The Northern Emerald has bluish-green (sometimes yellowish) eyes. The wings are faintly suffused... more
|Brown Hawker||Aeshna grandis||
A large Hawker with obvious golden brown wings. Both sexes have strong yellow stripes on the... more
|Norfolk Hawker||Aeshna isosceles||
The Norfolk Hawker is one of 2 brown hawker dragonflies found in Britain. It has clear wings,... more
|Banded Darter||Sympetrum pedemontanum||
A small darter with black legs and broad hind wings. Both sexes have a brown band across each... more