Where to See
|Latin Name||Aeshna cyanea|
Prefers non acidic waters. Breeds in water line vegetation in well-vegetated, small ponds, often in garden ponds. Hunts well away from water and may be found hawking woodland rides well into the evening.
|Status & Distribution|
Very common in southern and central England and Wales, more local elsewhere (vagrant only to Ireland).
Similar in appearance to other Hawkers. Can be distinguish by its colouration and its broad, strongly coloured ante-humeral stripes on the back of the thorax.
Hawkers have a long streamlined body-shape.
Thin mask (more that 3.5x long than wide).