Where to See
|Latin Name||Aeshna caerulea|
Found flying near boggy pools in moorland.
Both sexes settle readily on tree trunks and rocks in cool conditions.
|Status & Distribution|
Widespread in the Highlands but rarely abundant.
Similar in appearance to other Hawkers but its range only overlaps that of the Common Hawker.
Azure Hawker is smaller and has brown costa (leading wing vein) instead of yellow and no yellow markings on the body.
Hawkers have a long streamlined body-shape.
Only other similar species found in the same habitat is Common Hawker, which is much larger.