Where to See
|Latin Name||Aeshna juncea|
In moorland habitats with acidic pools.
Sometimes seen hunting woodland rides at dusk.
|Status & Distribution|
Common in western England, Wales and Scotland. This species has declined in England since 1995.
Similar in appearance to other Hawkers but only shares its moorland habitat with Azure Hawker. The Common Hawker is larger, has yellow markings and yellow costa (leading wing vein) instead of brown.
Hawkers have a long streamlined body-shape.
No abdominal lateral spines on segment 6.
No banding on body or legs.