TF6816 : Southern Hawker (Aeshna cyanea)

near to East Winch, Norfolk, Great Britain

Southern Hawker (Aeshna cyanea)
Southern Hawker (Aeshna cyanea)
These dragonflies can grow up to 70mm long and are usually seen individually.
The male (depicted here) is brightly marked on a dark background, usually apple green but occasionally individuals with blue markings can be seen. Females are brown with bright green markings. They breed in well-vegetated small ponds, often in garden ponds. Southern Hawkers are very common in southern and central England. For a wider view of the area this picture was taken in see: LinkExternal link.
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Date Taken
Monday, 5 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 6 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Flat landscapes 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 6839 1675 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:43.3314N 0:29.5124E
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 6841 1675
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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