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Aeshna mixta

• English name: Migrant Hawker
• German name: Herbst-Mosaikjungfer
• French name: Aeschne mixte
• Dutch name: Paardenbijter
• Swedish name: Höstmosaikslända
• Norwegian name: N/A
• Finnish name: Etelänukonkorento
• Danish name: Efterårs-mosaikguldsmed
• Italian name: Dragone autunnale
• Czech name: šídlo pestré
• Slovenian name: Bleda deva
• Bulgarian name: Есенен пъстролет

Aeshna mixta

Distribution map Aeshna mixta

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


General • a large and common species, widespread throughout Europe (but largely absent from Scandinavia and rare in the British Isles)
Classification • suborder: Anisoptera (dragonflies); family: Aeshnidae
Scientific name Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805
Distribution • click or tap the Map button above
Notes • for a Hawker: medium-sized; about the same size as A. caerulea, A. affinis, A. isoceles and Brachytron pratense
  • typically flies in late summer and well into autumn
  • aeshnids are 'fliers': they spend a lot of time on the wing and seldom hang up for a rest
Habitat • still and slow-flowing waters with reedy borders
Dimensions • typical body length: 56-64 mm; hindwing: 37-42 mm
Both sexesThorax➤ the thorax is brown with yellow patches on the side
  • the antehumeral stripe is yellow and very short
 Abdomen➤ S2 bears a yellow T-shaped mark
MaleAbdomen• the abdomen is dark brown with blue spots dorsally
FemaleAbdomen• the abdomen is brown with yellow spots dorsally
Photographs • the photos below were made in Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and Belgium

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1 / 20; PhotoID: Dr029 27/08/2012 17:33 Netherlands F8 1/200 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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2 / 20; PhotoID: Dr019 02/10/2017 10:38 Italy F8 1/500 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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3 / 20; PhotoID: Dr020 14/09/2007 11:48 Netherlands F5.6 1/320 180mm ISO100 Canon30D -Crop -Flash MF
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4 / 20; PhotoID: Dr021 28/10/2016 12:55 Italy F8 1/640 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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5 / 20; PhotoID: Dr028 09/10/2014 16:13 Italy F8 1/1000 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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6 / 20; PhotoID: Dr018 16/09/2010 11:23 Italy F8 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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7 / 20; PhotoID: Dr048 17/09/2009 13:12 Belgium F8 1/200 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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8 / 20; PhotoID: Dr038 09/10/2014 13:24 Italy F8 1/500 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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9 / 20; PhotoID: Dr037 17/09/2009 14:13 Belgium F5.6 1/320 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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10 / 20; PhotoID: Dr049 28/08/2009 11:45 Germany F5.6 1/250 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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11 / 20; PhotoID: Dr050 18/09/2009 12:52 Belgium F5.6 1/320 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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12 / 20; PhotoID: Dr051 09/10/2014 15:42 Italy F8 1/750 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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13 / 20; PhotoID: Dr052 09/10/2014 12:47 Italy F8 1/125 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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14 / 20; PhotoID: Dr053 30/09/2010 14:47 Italy F8 1/200 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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15 / 20; PhotoID: Dr054 04/06/2017 09:27 Spain F8 1/250 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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16 / 20; PhotoID: Dr060 07/06/2017 11:01 Spain F8 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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17 / 20; PhotoID: Dr061 20/09/2009 14:04 Netherlands F8 1/100 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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18 / 20; PhotoID: Dr062 09/09/2008 13:51 Netherlands F8 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon40D -Crop -Flash MF
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19 / 20; PhotoID: Dr063 27/08/2012 16:30 Netherlands F8 1/400 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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20 / 20; PhotoID: Dr383 05/10/2007 12:10 Italy F5.6 1/200 180mm ISO100 Canon30D -Crop -Flash MF