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The male (which this is) is a medium sized dragonfly with steel blue eyes and two short yellow (antehumeral) stripes on the upper surface of the thorax. In flight the abdomen appears predominantly blue. At rest, a yellow triangle outlined in black can be seen located on the upper surface of the second abdominal segment. The leading edge (the costa) of the wings is dark. On the most similar species, the Common Hawker (Aeshna juncea) the costa are yellow.
Chris Brooks - www.dragonfly-images.co.uk
My Flickr site - www.flickr.com/photos/ceb1298
Thanks Chris closest I had info on.
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Hi, I just should have added that although quite similar in appearance in our area the Common Hawker is not at all common. Also they are very hard to approach, where as the Migrant Hawker can at times be very photographically obliging. Regards Chris.
Lat/Lng: 50.60597, -2.46847
OS grid ref: SY669785