Southern Hawker Dragonflies (Ashna cyanea) Mating

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I saw these drop into my garden, Mating Southern hawkers.

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Description
Length: 70mm
A large, inquisitive Hawker usually seen individually. It may fly quite close to investigate observers. The spots on segments S8-10 are joined, unlike other Hawkers. The ante-humeral stripes are broad and strongly coloured The costa is dark and there is an elongated triangular mark on S2. The male is brightly marked on a dark background, usually apple green except for S8-10, which are pale blue. Occasionally, all pale blue marked individuals are seen.
The female is brown with bright green markings.
Habitat
Breeds in water line vegetation in well-vegetated, small ponds, often in garden ponds. Hunts well away from water and may be found hawking woodland rides well into the evening.
Status & Distribution
Very common in southern and central England and Wales, more local elsewhere (vagrant only to Ireland).

 

 

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They were there for about 30 minutes

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