Where to See
|Latin Name||Aeshna affinis|
Can often be found hawking along damp reedy ditches. Breeds in standing water in its normal, Mediterranean habitat.
|Status & Distribution|
Since 2010 the Southern Migrant Hawker has been breeding around the Thames Estuary. Over the past two decades reports of migrant influxes have become more frequent, with most sightings coming from the south-east coast.
May be confused with other Hawker species.
Southern Migrant Hawker can be distinguished by its:
Hawkers have a long streamlined body-shape.
Short mask (length less than 3x that of the width).