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Southern Migrant Hawker - Tim CaroenSouthern Migrant Hawker Aeshna affinis is becoming a regular migrant to England after expanding northwards in Europe in recent years.  It is now breeding in Essex and Kent in small numbers and has been more widely reported this year, suggesting that it may appear more frequently in the future.  It flies slightly earlier than the related and similar Migrant Hawker.  Males can be distinguished by their bright blue eyes.  Photo by Tim Caroen

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