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Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta)

• Scientific name: Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805
• English name: Migrant Hawker
• German name: Herbst-Mosaikjungfer
• French name: Aeschne mixte
• Dutch name: Paardenbijter
• Swedish name: Höstmosaikslända
• Norwegian name: N/A
• Finnish name: Etelänukonkorento
• Danish name: Efterårs-mosaikguldsmed
• Italian name: Dragone autunnale
• Czech name: šídlo pestré
• Slovenian name: Bleda deva
• Bulgarian name: Есенен пъстролет
• Typical length: 56-64 mm
• Hindwing: 37-42 mm

Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta)

Distribution map

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

The Migrant Hawker is probably the commonest and most widespread Hawker in Europe, although it's largely absent from Scandinavia and tends to be rare in the British Isles. Aeshna mixta is a fairly small species whose body colours are mainly brown and blue (males) or brown and yellow (females). It typically flies in late summer and well into autumn. Apart from its smallish size, the species' most distinguishing feature is the yellow T-shaped mark on S2.

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