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Ruskoukonkorento (Aeshna grandis)

• English name: Brown Hawker
• German name: Braune Mosaikjungfer
• French name: Grande Aeschne
• Dutch name: Bruine glazenmaker
• Swedish name: Brun mosaikslända
• Norwegian name: Brun øyenstikker
• Finnish name: Ruskoukonkorento
• Danish name: Brun mosaikguldsmed
• Italian name: Dragone bruno
• Czech name: šídlo velké
• Slovenian name: Rjava deva
• Bulgarian name: N/A

Ruskoukonkorento (Aeshna grandis)

Distribution map Aeshna grandis

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


General • a very large species of Central and Northern Europe
Classification • suborder: Anisoptera (dragonflies); family: Aeshnidae
Scientific name Aeshna grandis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Distribution • click or tap the Map button above
Notes • its flight is particularly elegant, alternating short, quick flutters with long, slow glides
  • aeshnids are 'fliers': they spend a lot of time on the wing and seldom hang up for a rest
Habitat • well-vegetated ponds and lakes
Dimensions • typical body length: 70-77 mm; hindwing: 41-49 mm
Both sexesHead• mature animals have a blue spot on top of the eye
 Thorax➤ the thorax is brown with two broad yellow bands on the side
  • there are four light-blue spots at the wing bases
 Abdomen• the abdomen is brown with small pale spots
  • S2 bears two small light-blue (or pale) spots
 Wings➤ the wings have a smokey-brown tint
Photographs • nearly all of our photos below were made in Finland

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1 / 20; PhotoID: Dr756 17/07/2017 10:54 Finland F8 1/640 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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2 / 20; PhotoID: Dr758 30/06/2008 13:47 Finland F8 1/60 180mm ISO100 Canon40D -Crop -Flash MF
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3 / 20; PhotoID: Dr760 30/06/2008 13:51 Finland F8 1/180 180mm ISO200 Canon40D -Crop -Flash MF
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4 / 20; PhotoID: Dr761 25/07/2017 16:14 Finland F8 1/160 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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5 / 20; PhotoID: Dr762 26/08/2012 15:57 Netherlands F8 1/80 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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6 / 20; PhotoID: Dr763 26/08/2007 17:24 Italy F5.6 1/160 180mm ISO200 Canon30D -Crop -Flash MF
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7 / 20; PhotoID: Dr764 30/06/2008 13:54 Finland F5.6 1/350 180mm ISO200 Canon40D -Crop -Flash MF
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8 / 20; PhotoID: Dr769 27/08/2007 11:52 Italy F5.6 1/250 180mm ISO100 Canon30D -Crop -Flash MF
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9 / 20; PhotoID: Dr770 30/06/2008 13:55 Finland F5.6 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon40D -Crop -Flash MF
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10 / 20; PhotoID: Dr771 27/08/2007 11:54 Italy F8 1/125 180mm ISO100 Canon30D -Crop -Flash MF
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11 / 20; PhotoID: Dr774 22/07/2012 12:02 Finland F8 1/400 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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12 / 20; PhotoID: Dr775 23/07/2012 15:57 Finland F8 1/400 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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13 / 20; PhotoID: Dr757 30/06/2008 13:59 Finland F8 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon40D -Crop -Flash MF
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14 / 20; PhotoID: Dr772 25/07/2017 16:15 Finland F8 1/160 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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15 / 20; PhotoID: Dr773 21/07/2010 12:50 Finland F8 1/320 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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16 / 20; PhotoID: Dr795 20/07/2010 15:23 Finland F8 1/100 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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17 / 20; PhotoID: Dr776 21/07/2010 11:01 Finland F8 1/160 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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18 / 20; PhotoID: Dr792 21/07/2010 11:01 Finland F8 1/160 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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19 / 20; PhotoID: Dr793 27/08/2007 15:41 Italy F5.6 1/160 180mm ISO100 Canon30D -Crop -Flash MF
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20 / 20; PhotoID: Dr794 23/07/2012 16:02 Finland F8 1/125 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF