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Thread: Dragonfly ID please

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    Default Dragonfly ID please



    Found this in Broubster forest this afternoon, am thinking it has to be some kind of Hawker, biggest dragonfly I have ever seen, wish I had had a measure with me 2.5" or may be longer.

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    Looks like a Common Aeshna to me. Aeshna juncea. If the spots are blue it's a male, if green, female. Average length 3".
    "Life is a sexually transmitted disease, with 100% fatality." R.D.Laing

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    Many thanks the marks were pale yellow and very pale green at least that's what my eye was seeing!
    Very handsome insect there was what I think was an Azure Hawker there too, smaller but brilliantly irredescent.

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    Hi LIZZ

    Was this the dragonfly that you saw, Golden-ringed Dragonfly (Cordulegaster boltonii)

    Golden-ringed Dragonfly.


    nirofo.

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    No saddly the markings on that one are not the same nirofo.

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