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Female Migrant Hawker

Observed: 4th October 2013 By: rod williamsrod williams’s reputation in Invertebratesrod williams’s reputation in Invertebratesrod williams’s reputation in Invertebratesrod williams’s reputation in Invertebrates
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jccurd's picture

This one is a Male.

Yes, this is certainly a Migrant Hawker but it's a male Migrant Hawker.

The clearest pointer to this being male is the fact that it has lower (the shorter ones) as well as upper (the longer ones) anal appendages. Another more subtle indicator is the shape of the hind wings - the inner curve tucking into the waisted shape of the abdomen.

Females generally have yellow spots on the abdomen rather than this quite strong blue colour.

Nice picture, by the way. ;-)

John

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Yes, of course. Many thanks, jccurd.
Rod

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