Where to See
|Latin Name||Anax imperator|
Mostly associated with large, well vegetated ponds and lakes, but may be found over canals and slow moving rivers.
The female lays her eggs, alone, in floating pondweed.
|Status & Distribution|
Widespread in southern England and southern Wales; increasing its range northwards.
Recently appeared in Ireland.
May be confused with other Hawkers.
Can be differentiated by its:
Same body-shape as Hawkers- long and streamlined.
Emperors have the largest larvae: 45-56mm
Eyes are large and rounded.