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Siberian Hawker (Aeshna crenata)

• English name: Siberian Hawker
• German name: Sibirische Mosaikjungfer
• French name: N/A
• Dutch name: Siberische glazenmaker
• Swedish name: Sibirisk mosaikslända
• Norwegian name: N/A
• Finnish name: Isoukonkorento
• Danish name: Sibirisk mosaikguldsmed
• Italian name: N/A
• Czech name: N/A
• Slovenian name: N/A
• Bulgarian name: N/A

Siberian Hawker (Aeshna crenata)

Distribution map Aeshna crenata

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


General ➤ a very large species which in Europe occurs only in the Baltic area
Classification • suborder: Anisoptera (dragonflies); family: Aeshnidae
Scientific name Aeshna crenata Hagen, 1856
Distribution • click or tap the Map button above
Notes • one of the biggest and heaviest-looking species in Europe
  • regularly preys on other very large dragonflies (e.g. A. grandis)
  • aeshnids are 'fliers': they spend a lot of time on the wing and seldom hang up for a rest
Habitat • small lakes and ponds with acidic water in forest-bordered peat bogs
Dimensions • typical body length: 71-86 mm; hindwing: 44-60 mm
Both sexesThorax• the thorax is brown with two wide pale (yellow) bands on the side
 Wings• the costa (i.e. the leading edge of the wing) is brown
MaleThorax• the narrow antehumeral stripe is pale (yellow or blue)
 Abdomen• the abdomen is dark brown with blue spots
  • the upper appendages bear a row of teeth near the tip
FemaleThorax• the antehumeral stripe is pale and greatly reduced, and may be absent altogether
 Abdomen• the abdomen is dark brown with pale yellow or blue spots
  ➤ the appendages are pointed rather than rounded
 Wings➤ the wings often have dark patches between the node and the pterostigma
Photographs • all of our photographs below were made in Southern Finland in 2010 and 2017

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Siberian Hawker (Aeshna crenata) ♂

1 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1443 16/07/2010 16:37 Finland F8 1/400 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Siberian Hawker (Aeshna crenata) ♀

2 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1444 17/07/2010 14:24 Finland F8 1/125 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Siberian Hawker (Aeshna crenata) ♀

3 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1445 17/07/2010 14:53 Finland F8 1/250 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Siberian Hawker (Aeshna crenata) ♂

4 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1446 18/07/2017 11:29 Finland F8 1/320 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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Siberian Hawker (Aeshna crenata) ♂

5 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1459 18/07/2017 11:32 Finland F8 1/400 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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Siberian Hawker (Aeshna crenata) ♂

6 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1460 18/07/2017 11:36 Finland F8 1/1000 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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Siberian Hawker (Aeshna crenata) ♂

7 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1461 20/07/2010 18:32 Finland F8 1/640 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Siberian Hawker (Aeshna crenata) ♂

8 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1462 18/07/2017 11:56 Finland F8 1/640 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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Siberian Hawker (Aeshna crenata) ♂

9 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1463 21/07/2010 10:55 Finland F8 1/320 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Siberian Hawker (Aeshna crenata) ♂

10 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1464 21/07/2010 12:29 Finland F8 1/320 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Siberian Hawker (Aeshna crenata) ♂

11 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1465 18/07/2017 12:17 Finland F8 1/320 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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Siberian Hawker (Aeshna crenata) ♀

12 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1466 21/07/2010 13:50 Finland F8 1/125 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Siberian Hawker (Aeshna crenata) ♂

13 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1467 18/07/2017 12:40 Finland F8 1/200 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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Siberian Hawker (Aeshna crenata) ♀

14 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1468 21/07/2010 15:20 Finland F8 1/125 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Siberian Hawker (Aeshna crenata) ♂

15 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1469 18/07/2017 12:44 Finland F8 1/80 180mm ISO800 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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Siberian Hawker (Aeshna crenata) ♂

16 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1470 21/07/2010 17:37 Finland F8 1/500 180mm ISO800 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Siberian Hawker (Aeshna crenata) ♂

17 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1471 21/07/2010 17:37 Finland F8 1/250 180mm ISO800 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Siberian Hawker (Aeshna crenata) ♀

18 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1491 25/07/2010 11:04 Finland F8 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Siberian Hawker (Aeshna crenata) ♂

19 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1492 22/07/2017 11:56 Finland F8 1/1600 180mm ISO800 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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Siberian Hawker (Aeshna crenata) ♀

20 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1493 25/07/2010 11:27 Finland F8 1/250 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF