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Migrant Hawker Dragonfly

Observed: 26th September 2009 By: Graeme
The Anton River Conservation Association
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Migrant Hawker Dragonfly (Aeshna mixta Latrielle).8
Description:

Newly emerged with damanged wing

Identifications
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    Likely ID
    Migrant Hakwer (Aeshna mixta Latrielle)
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
    ID agreements (): 3 People
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    • Martin Harvey
      Berkshire Moth GroupFSC - Field Studies CouncilSoldierflies and Allies Recording SchemeBuckinghamshire Invertebrate Group
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    • RoyW
      British Dragonfly SocietyLondon Natural History Society
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Species interactions

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Comments

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Migrant Hawker - but not newly emerged

If I'm allowed to be picky, this is a Migrant Hawker but it's not a newly emerged one. Newly emerged dragonflies (and damselflies) do not have their full colours - Migrant Hawkers take up to a week or so to get the bright blue colouration.

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You can be picky.I made an

You can be picky.I made an assumption as it was sunning itself with about 5 others

Graeme Davis

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Here's a link to a recently

Here's a link to a recently emerged male Migrant Hawker (three appendages at the end of the abdomen show yours to be a male) showing the paler colours;
www.wildaboutbritain.co.uk/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=40555

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Thank you very much for the

Thank you very much for the link. I am pretty amateur so any pointers are good

Graeme Davis