Frequently Asked Questions

…as the Emperor and Brown Hawker. Damselflies, which are the much smaller and weaker flying relatives of dragonflies, are much smaller. The largest in the UK are the Demoiselles. These…

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Brown Hawker

…A large brown Hawker with obvious golden brown wings. Male: small blue and yellow markings. Female: small yellow markings….

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Norfolk Hawker

…Species protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act. The Norfolk Hawker is one of two brown hawker dragonflies found in Britain. Males and females look similar and have a…

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Azure Hawker

…Medium sized Hawker that breeds in bog pools in the Highlands of Scotland. Male: has extensive blue markings on the abdomen and blue eyes. Female: occurs in two colour…

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Migrant Hawker

…A small Hawker with paired spots along the abdomen. Male: dark with blue spots. Immature male: brown with lilac spots. Female: brown with yellow spots….

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Southern Migrant Hawker

…This small migratory Hawker species. Male: Blue eyes with a blue and black abdomen. Female: Brown eyes and a yellow and brown abdomen.  …

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Common Hawker

…Large Hawker with paired spots down the abdomen. Male: black with paired blue spots down the abdomen and thin yellow ante-humeral stripes on the thorax. Female: brown with paired…

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Southern Hawker

…A large, inquisitive Hawker usually seen individually. Male: dark with pale blue or bright blue and green markings. Female: brown with bright green markings….

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Rare Dragonfly Spreading In the UK

…clear wings and a small yellow triangle on the abdomen. One other species, Brown Hawker, is similar but is darker, with blue dots down its sides and brown tinted wings….

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