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Есенен пъстролет (Aeshna mixta)

• English name: Migrant Hawker
• German name: Herbst-Mosaikjungfer
• French name: Aeschne mixte
• Dutch name: Paardenbijter
• Swedish name: Höstmosaikslända
• Norwegian name: Høstøyenstikker
• Finnish name: Etelänukonkorento
• Danish name: Efterårs-mosaikguldsmed
• Italian name: Dragone autunnale
• Czech name: šídlo pestré
• Slovenian name: Bleda deva
• Bulgarian name: Есенен пъстролет

Есенен пъстролет (Aeshna mixta)

Not present
Present before 1990
Present after 1990

Present before and after 1990
Present after 2015

Distribution map Aeshna mixta

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


General • a large and common species, widespread throughout Europe (but largely absent from Scandinavia and rare in the British Isles)
Classification • suborder: Anisoptera (dragonflies); family: Aeshnidae
Conservation status • IUCN Red List Europe: Least Concern
Scientific name Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805
Distribution • click or tap the Map button above
Notes • for a Hawker: medium-sized; about the same size as A. caerulea, A. affinis, A. isoceles and Brachytron pratense
  • typically flies in late summer and well into autumn
  • aeshnids are 'fliers': they spend a lot of time on the wing and seldom hang up for a rest
Habitat • still and slow-flowing waters with reedy borders
Dimensions • typical body length: 56-64 mm; hindwing: 37-42 mm
Both sexesThorax➤ the thorax is brown with yellow patches on the side
  • the antehumeral stripe is yellow and very short
 Abdomen➤ S2 bears a yellow T-shaped mark
MaleAbdomen• the abdomen is dark brown with blue spots dorsally
FemaleAbdomen• the abdomen is brown with yellow spots dorsally
Photographs • the photos below were made in Italy, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium

Click on a thumbnail to display the photograph (at 1200 x 800 pixels) in a new window.

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Есенен пъстролет (Aeshna mixta) ♀

1 / 20; PhotoID: Dr029 27/08/2012 17:33 Netherlands F8 1/200 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Есенен пъстролет (Aeshna mixta) ♂

2 / 20; PhotoID: Dr019 02/10/2017 10:38 Italy F8 1/500 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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Есенен пъстролет (Aeshna mixta) ♀

3 / 20; PhotoID: Dr020 26/06/2018 10:19 Italy F8 1/80 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Aeshna mixta, thumbnail 4 / 20
Есенен пъстролет (Aeshna mixta) ♂

4 / 20; PhotoID: Dr021 28/10/2016 12:55 Italy F8 1/640 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Aeshna mixta, thumbnail 5 / 20
Есенен пъстролет (Aeshna mixta) ♂

5 / 20; PhotoID: Dr028 09/10/2014 16:13 Italy F8 1/1000 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Есенен пъстролет (Aeshna mixta) ⚤

6 / 20; PhotoID: Dr018 16/09/2010 11:23 Italy F8 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Aeshna mixta, thumbnail 7 / 20
Есенен пъстролет (Aeshna mixta) ♂

7 / 20; PhotoID: Dr048 17/09/2009 13:12 Belgium F8 1/200 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Aeshna mixta, thumbnail 8 / 20
Есенен пъстролет (Aeshna mixta) ♂

8 / 20; PhotoID: Dr038 09/10/2014 13:24 Italy F8 1/500 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Aeshna mixta, thumbnail 9 / 20
Есенен пъстролет (Aeshna mixta) ♂

9 / 20; PhotoID: Dr037 17/09/2009 14:13 Belgium F5.6 1/320 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Aeshna mixta, thumbnail 10 / 20
Есенен пъстролет (Aeshna mixta) ♀

10 / 20; PhotoID: Dr049 28/08/2009 11:45 Germany F5.6 1/250 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Aeshna mixta, thumbnail 11 / 20
Есенен пъстролет (Aeshna mixta) ♂

11 / 20; PhotoID: Dr050 18/09/2009 12:52 Belgium F5.6 1/320 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Aeshna mixta, thumbnail 12 / 20
Есенен пъстролет (Aeshna mixta) ♂

12 / 20; PhotoID: Dr051 09/10/2014 15:42 Italy F8 1/750 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Есенен пъстролет (Aeshna mixta) ♂

13 / 20; PhotoID: Dr052 09/10/2014 12:47 Italy F8 1/125 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Aeshna mixta, thumbnail 14 / 20
Есенен пъстролет (Aeshna mixta) ♂

14 / 20; PhotoID: Dr053 30/09/2010 14:47 Italy F8 1/200 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Есенен пъстролет (Aeshna mixta) ♂

15 / 20; PhotoID: Dr054 04/06/2017 09:27 Spain F8 1/250 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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Есенен пъстролет (Aeshna mixta) ♀

16 / 20; PhotoID: Dr060 07/06/2017 11:01 Spain F8 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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Есенен пъстролет (Aeshna mixta) ♀

17 / 20; PhotoID: Dr061 10/08/2019 08:13 Netherlands F8 1/320 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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Есенен пъстролет (Aeshna mixta) ⚤

18 / 20; PhotoID: Dr062 09/09/2008 13:51 Netherlands F8 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon40D -Crop -Flash MF
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Есенен пъстролет (Aeshna mixta) ♂

19 / 20; PhotoID: Dr063 27/08/2012 16:30 Netherlands F8 1/400 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Есенен пъстролет (Aeshna mixta) ⚤

20 / 20; PhotoID: Dr383 05/10/2007 12:10 Italy F5.6 1/200 180mm ISO100 Canon30D -Crop -Flash MF