Aeshna juncea male - Torf-Mosaikjungfer männchen
Common Hawker/ Aeshna Juncea/ Venglazenmaker / Torf-Mosaikjungfer. Flying free!
The Common Hawker is most often seen hawking over breeding areas and along the edges of woodland. This is a bog and moorland species breeding in small acid pools.
KEY IDENTIFICATION FEATURES:
-Males have a black abdomen with paired blue and yellow spots
-In males the abdomen has a constricted waist
-Narrow antehumeral stripes in males
-Broad eye contact
-Females usually have a brown abdomen with yellow spots (although the spots can also be green or blue).
-In both sexes the yellow costa is diagnostic though not obvious in flight.