Migrant hawker by Tabs Taberham 1/10
Migrant hawker in flight by Paul Taylor 2/10
Migrant hawker female by Elizabeth Dack 3/10
Migrant hawker by Neville Yardy 4/10
Migrant hawker by Elizabeth Dack 5/10
Migrant hawker pair by Tabs Taberham 6/10
Migrant hawker by Peter Dent 7/10
Migrant hawker by Elizabeth Dack 8/10
Migrant hawker by Bob Carpenter 9/10
Migrant hawker by Elizabeth Dack 10/10

Migrant Hawker Aeshna mixta

The migrant hawker has unique abdomen markings, of a yellow triangle above a blue band in males and above yellow spots on the female. These dragonflies frequent any water bodies, often over open ponds and lakes.

Conservation status

Sixty years ago this species was an uncommon migrant from the continent, but having first established itself in south-east England; it is continuing to spread both northwards and westwards in Britain.

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Dragonflies have been around for over 300 million years, so would have been flying during the time of the dinosaurs.

The largest living dragonfly, found in Central America, has a wingspan of about 19cm, but fossil dragonflies were much larger.

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