Tuesday, 17 April 2007

Southern Hawker (Aeshna cyanea)

Adult Southern Hawker Hawker (Aeshna cyanea) at Geddington, Northants - August 2009

OTHER NAMES: Blue Hawker
Length: 70mm 
Wingspan: 85-110mm
UK Status: Not Evaluated IUCN Red List: Least Concern

Southern Hawkers are one of the larger common species of dragonfly found in the UK, they are found over slow moving or still water and can often be found in woodland, as with this one.  While common over much of Europe, the North African population is considered Endangered.

Related Species:
Order: Odonata 

Family: Aeshnidae
Genus: Aeshna
SUBSPECIES: None - monotypic

- Sighting Locations -
UNITED KINGDOM A common resident species which is seen in Summer
 - Seen in Geddington

Further Notes: 
RSPB, Wikipedia, BirdGuides, BirdForum Opus, Arkive, IUCN Red List

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