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