Where to See
|Scientific Name||Aeshna grandis|
|Status & Distribution|
Generally common in England apart from in the far north and south-west; widespread in west Wales. Currently absent from Scotland apart from occasional sightings. Brown Hawker has significantly increased its range in across Britain in recent years.
Breeds in standing or slow-flowing water laying its eggs in floating or emergent vegetation or timber. Hunts well away from water and may be found hawking woodland rides well into the evening.
Hawkers have a long streamlined body-shape.
Stripes on the head and thorax.
Broad labial mask.
Abdominal lateral spines on segment 6.
Brown wings make this species distinct.