Aeshna cyanea

walwyn Sat, 04/11/2009 - 21:05
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Southern Hawker - Aeshna cyanea


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Family: Aeshnidae
Genus: Aeshna
Species: A. cyanea
Common name: Southern Hawker
Flight Period: July - October


The Southern Hawker is a large and territorial dragonfly that will often approach quite close to people. Can be found hunting some distance from water. Breeds in small pools, and lakes. Sometimes in garden ponds.