Brown Hawker dragonfly (Aeshna grandis) *female*



This is a Brown Hawker Dragonfly resting on the birdbath to see the male click HERE

This large dragonfly is easily distinguished. Both sexes are a rich brown and have a distinctive golden-brown wings, which is often the most striking character of flying individuals. The male has two small blue spots on segment 2 and blue spots along the sides of the abdomen. Both sexes have yellow thorax stripes which are very bright yellow in males but duller in females.
Breeding in a wide range of habitats ranging from still waters to slow flowing rivers, and frequently encountered in urban areas.
When to see it
June to October.
UK Status
Mainly found in central and southern England.