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Gallery - Mosaic Hawkers

[marshhawker2]Marsh Hawker (Aeshna juncea)

Also known as Common Hawker, largely restricted to acidic healthy lakes, ponds and bogs in the European lowlands.

[brownhawker3]Brown Hawker (Aeshna grandis)

Heavy, tobacco-bodied and Amber-winged hawker, often seen gliding majestically down forest glades or high over woodland lakes. A mere glimpse is often sufficient for positive identification.

[More information about Migrant Hawker][migranthawker5]Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta)

Commonest of the small hawkers. it is usually identified by its size, relatively dull colours and the diagnostic yelow "Nail" mark at the abdomen base.

[More information about Southern Hawker][shawker5]Southern Hawker (Aeshna cyanea)

Large and gaudy hawker, its dark body inlaid with bright nuggets of apple-green and sky blue. Typically hunts low down along borders, often in the half dark.

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