Southern Hawker

Another beautiful species that I have not managed to get many photos of yet. My small pond accomodated a lot of their nyphs this year (2005) but I was not always around to see them emerge fully.

The nymph emerges under the cover of darkness and climbs a nearby stem for the dragonfly to emerge. Sometime they crawl several metres away from the water before climbing up the vegitation. Approximate length of 70mm makes this a large dragonfly. Broad green stripes on the thorax and abdomen except on males where the last three segments are blue.

2016 saw a lovely specimen sit on the kitchen wall and stay long enough to get some wonderful photos some of which are now included on this page.

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