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Aeshna viridis

• English name: Green Hawker
• German name: Grüne Mosaikjungfer
• French name: Aeschne verte
• Dutch name: Groene glazenmaker
• Swedish name: Grön mosaikslända
• Norwegian name: N/A
• Finnish name: Viherukonkorento
• Danish name: Grøn mosaikguldsmed
• Italian name: N/A
• Czech name: šídlo zelené
• Slovenian name: Zelena deva
• Bulgarian name: N/A

Aeshna viridis

Distribution map Aeshna viridis

Map data based on J.-P. Boudot & V. J. Kalkman (eds.),
Atlas of the European Dragonflies and Damselflies


General • a very large species of Northern and North-Eastern Europe
Classification • suborder: Anisoptera (dragonflies); family: Aeshnidae
Scientific name Aeshna viridis Eversmann, 1836
Distribution • click or tap the Map button above
Notes • males (in flight) resemble Anax imperator and could easily be mistaken for that species
  • tends to rest low down in tall grasses and other dense vegetation, where it's virtually impossible to detect
  • females oviposit in the rosettes of Water Soldier (Stratiotes aloides) and may easily damage their wings against the spiny, serrated leaves of that plant
  • aeshnids are 'fliers': they spend a lot of time on the wing and seldom hang up for a rest
Habitat • lakes, canals and ditches with Water Soldier
Dimensions • typical body length: 65-75 mm; hindwing: 38-45 mm
Both sexesHead➤ the stem of the T-shaped mark on the frons is very thin
 Thorax➤ the thorax is apple green with a few thin dark lines on the side
  ➤ the antehumeral stripe is wide and green
MaleHead• the eyes are blue
 Abdomen• the abdomen is dark brown with blue spots
FemaleHead• the eyes are green or brown
 Abdomen• the abdomen is dark brown with green spots
Photographs • nearly all of our photos below were made in the Netherlands in 2012

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1 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1453 26/08/2012 10:45 Netherlands F8 1/500 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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2 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1454 27/08/2012 10:05 Netherlands F8 1/250 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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3 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1455 27/08/2012 11:44 Netherlands F8 1/160 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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4 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1456 27/08/2012 12:01 Netherlands F8 1/250 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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5 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1457 27/08/2012 13:49 Netherlands F8 1/640 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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6 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1458 27/08/2012 17:02 Netherlands F8 1/125 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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7 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1647 27/08/2012 17:38 Netherlands F8 1/200 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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8 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1648 26/07/2012 17:45 Finland F8 1/160 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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9 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1649 24/08/2012 10:29 Netherlands F8 1/200 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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10 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1650 24/08/2012 12:31 Netherlands F8 1/320 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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11 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1651 24/08/2012 13:01 Netherlands F8 1/400 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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12 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1652 24/08/2012 16:28 Netherlands F8 1/125 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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13 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1653 25/08/2012 09:44 Netherlands F8 1/400 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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14 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1654 25/08/2012 15:46 Netherlands F8 1/125 180mm ISO800 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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15 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1655 25/08/2012 17:31 Netherlands F8 1/500 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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