Where to See
|Latin Name||Aeshna mixta|
Breeds in standing water but may be found well away from water along hedgerows or woodland edges.
Frequently resting low in vegetation.
Likes to hawk for insects along sheltered woods and hedgerows.
|Status & Distribution|
Common and increasing its range.
Strongholds in southern England, but now reaching well into northern England and recently appeared in Ireland. Continental migrants may boost the population in late summer.
Can be confused with other Hawkers.
Can be distinguished by:
Hawkers have a long streamlined body-shape.
Mask long and thin (length more than 3x the width).