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Dragone occhiverdi (Aeshna isoceles)

• English name: Green-Eyed Hawker
• German name: Keilfleck-Mosaikjungfer
• French name: Aeschne isocèle
• Dutch name: Vroege glazenmaker
• Swedish name: Kilfläckslända
• Norwegian name: N/A
• Finnish name: Kiilaukonkorento
• Danish name: Kileplet-mosaikguldsmed
• Italian name: Dragone occhiverdi
• Czech name: šídlo červené
• Slovenian name: Deviški pastir
• Bulgarian name: Кафяв пъстролет

Dragone occhiverdi (Aeshna isoceles)

Distribution map Aeshna isoceles

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


General • a large species of Central and South-Eastern Europe
Classification • suborder: Anisoptera (dragonflies); family: Aeshnidae
Scientific name Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767)
Distribution • click or tap the Map button above
Notes • for a Hawker: medium-sized; about the same size as A. caerulea, A. affinis, A. mixta and Brachytron pratense
  • typically one of the first Hawkers on the wing
  • the light-brown body colour may look reddish in flight
  • aeshnids are 'fliers': they spend a lot of time on the wing and seldom hang up for a rest
Habitat • well-vegetated ditches, ponds and lakes, e.g. with reed borders
Dimensions • typical body length: 62-66 mm; hindwing: 39-45 mm
Both sexesHead➤ the eyes are bright green
 Thorax• the thorax is light brown with yellow patches on the side
  • the antehumeral stripe is usually absent; if present, it is yellow and thin
 Abdomen• the abdomen is light brown with a long, thin, black dorsal stripe
  ➤ S2 bears a yellow triangular mark
MaleWings• the wings are hyaline, with a small orange patch at the base of the hind wing and a grey membranule
Photographs • nearly all of our photos below were made in Tuscany and the South of Italy

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1 / 20; PhotoID: Dr104 31/05/2011 10:24 Italy F8 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Dragone occhiverdi (Aeshna isoceles) ♂

2 / 20; PhotoID: Dr105 11/07/2014 15:44 Italy F8 1/250 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Dragone occhiverdi (Aeshna isoceles) ♂

3 / 20; PhotoID: Dr106 24/08/2015 17:00 Germany F8 1/125 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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Dragone occhiverdi (Aeshna isoceles) ♀

4 / 20; PhotoID: Dr107 01/06/2009 13:04 Turkey F5.6 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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5 / 20; PhotoID: Dr108 31/05/2011 10:37 Italy F8 1/320 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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6 / 20; PhotoID: Dr253 12/07/2016 15:17 Italy F8 1/100 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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7 / 20; PhotoID: Dr254 31/05/2011 10:41 Italy F8 1/500 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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8 / 20; PhotoID: Dr255 31/05/2011 14:59 Italy F6.3 1/1000 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Dragone occhiverdi (Aeshna isoceles) ♀

9 / 20; PhotoID: Dr424 04/06/2009 16:01 Turkey F5.6 1/60 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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10 / 20; PhotoID: Dr425 31/05/2011 15:02 Italy F6.3 1/500 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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11 / 20; PhotoID: Dr426 10/07/2013 16:02 Italy F8 1/90 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Dragone occhiverdi (Aeshna isoceles) ♀

12 / 20; PhotoID: Dr614 27/05/2009 10:47 Turkey F5.6 1/180 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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