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Zuidelijke glazenmaker (Aeshna affinis)

• English name: Blue-Eyed Hawker
• German name: Südliche Mosaikjungfer
• French name: Aeschne affine
• Dutch name: Zuidelijke glazenmaker
• Swedish name: Klarblå mosaikslända
• Norwegian name: N/A
• Finnish name: Hohtoukonkorento
• Danish name: Sydlig mosaikguldsmed
• Italian name: Dragone occhiblu
• Czech name: šídlo rákosní
• Slovenian name: Višnjeva deva
• Bulgarian name: Жълтогръд пъстролет

Zuidelijke glazenmaker (Aeshna affinis)

Not present
Present before 1990
Present after 1990

Present before and after 1990
Present after 2015

Distribution map Aeshna affinis

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


General • a large species of southern and central Europe
Classification • suborder: Anisoptera (dragonflies); family: Aeshnidae
Conservation status • IUCN Red List Europe: Least Concern
Scientific name Aeshna affinis Vander Linden, 1820
Distribution • click or tap the Map button above
Notes • for a Hawker: medium-sized; about the same size as A. caerulea, A. isoceles, A. mixta and Brachytron pratense
  • oviposits in tandem, typically in the shade, in wet mud or dead vegetation
  • males often hover in flight
  • aeshnids are 'fliers': they spend a lot of time on the wing and seldom hang up for a rest
Habitat • shallow lakes and wetlands which dry up in the course of summer
Dimensions • typical body length: 57-66 mm; hindwing: 37-42 mm
Both sexesThorax➤ the side of the thorax is yellow with thin black lines
MaleHead➤ the eyes are bright blue
 Abdomen• the abdomen is black with blue spots dorsally (in immature males: brown with yellow spots)
  • S2 bears a blue T-shaped mark (in immature males: a yellow T-shaped mark)
FemaleAbdomen• the abdomen is brown with yellow spots dorsally
  • S2 bears a yellow T-shaped mark
Photographs • nearly all of our photos below were made in the south of Italy

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Zuidelijke glazenmaker (Aeshna affinis) ♂

1 / 20; PhotoID: Dr307 09/07/2012 12:43 Italy F8 1/800 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Zuidelijke glazenmaker (Aeshna affinis) ♂

2 / 20; PhotoID: Dr308 27/07/2016 13:53 Italy F8 1/1000 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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Zuidelijke glazenmaker (Aeshna affinis) ♀

3 / 20; PhotoID: Dr309 06/06/2011 06:47 Italy F7.1 1/40 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Zuidelijke glazenmaker (Aeshna affinis) ⚤

4 / 20; PhotoID: Dr310 06/07/2013 12:38 Italy F8 1/500 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Zuidelijke glazenmaker (Aeshna affinis) ♂

5 / 20; PhotoID: Dr311 20/07/2016 13:59 Italy F8 1/400 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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Zuidelijke glazenmaker (Aeshna affinis) ♂

6 / 20; PhotoID: Dr312 20/07/2016 15:40 Italy F8 1/320 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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Zuidelijke glazenmaker (Aeshna affinis) ♂

7 / 20; PhotoID: Dr313 18/08/2017 12:08 Italy F8 1/100 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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Zuidelijke glazenmaker (Aeshna affinis) ♀

8 / 20; PhotoID: Dr314 15/07/2008 11:08 Italy F5.6 1/750 180mm ISO200 Canon40D -Crop -Flash MF
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Zuidelijke glazenmaker (Aeshna affinis) ♂

9 / 20; PhotoID: Dr329 07/07/2009 15:17 Italy F5.6 1/1000 180mm ISO400 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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Zuidelijke glazenmaker (Aeshna affinis) ♂

10 / 20; PhotoID: Dr330 18/08/2017 12:59 Italy F10 1/80 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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11 / 20; PhotoID: Dr331 07/08/2010 13:32 Italy F8 1/500 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Zuidelijke glazenmaker (Aeshna affinis) ♂

12 / 20; PhotoID: Dr332 20/07/2016 15:43 Italy F8 1/320 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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Zuidelijke glazenmaker (Aeshna affinis) ♂

13 / 20; PhotoID: Dr333 02/07/2015 09:25 Greece F8 1/160 180mm ISO100 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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Zuidelijke glazenmaker (Aeshna affinis) ♂

14 / 20; PhotoID: Dr334 15/07/2013 12:21 Italy F8 1/1000 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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15 / 20; PhotoID: Dr557 07/07/2019 11:23 Italy F8 1/250 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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Zuidelijke glazenmaker (Aeshna affinis) ♂

16 / 20; PhotoID: Dr558 20/07/2016 16:08 Italy F8 1/400 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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Zuidelijke glazenmaker (Aeshna affinis) ♂

17 / 20; PhotoID: Dr559 07/07/2009 16:57 Italy F5.6 1/500 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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Zuidelijke glazenmaker (Aeshna affinis) ♂

18 / 20; PhotoID: Dr560 05/07/2012 16:18 Italy F8 1/320 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Zuidelijke glazenmaker (Aeshna affinis) ♀

19 / 20; PhotoID: Dr561 06/06/2011 07:41 Italy F8 1/160 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Zuidelijke glazenmaker (Aeshna affinis) ♂

20 / 20; PhotoID: Dr562 06/06/2011 11:02 Italy F8 1/500 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF