Flight period: May to July (some seen in late March and April)
The UK’s smallest Hawker, emerging before other Hawkers in May. It has a distinctly hairy thorax (see photos), oval spots on each abdominal segment and a long, thin pterostigma.
Male: dark in appearence and the spots on the abdomen are blue. It has green ante-humeral stripes.
Female: yellow markings and much shorter ante-humeral stripes.