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Dragonfly

Observed: 6th August 2012 By: Pennyf
P1040535
Description:

about 4" long, hanging from foliage. Creamy white, banded.

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You describe the markings as creamy white which would indicate an immature specimen.

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The wide anterhumeral stripes on top of the thorax are a good starting point for identifying this species.

Additionally the markings on S9 and S10 are undivided forming a band which is unique to the Southern Hawker. In other hawker species these remain as 2 spots effectively.