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Aeshna serrata

• English name: Baltic Hawker
• German name: Baltische Mosaikjungfer
• French name: Aeschne dentée
• Dutch name: Getande glazenmaker
• Swedish name: Vassmosaikslända
• Norwegian name: Takrørøyenstikker
• Finnish name: Rannikkoukonkorento
• Danish name: Baltisk mosaikguldsmed
• Italian name: N/A
• Czech name: N/A
• Slovenian name: N/A
• Bulgarian name: N/A

Aeshna serrata

Distribution map Aeshna serrata

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


General ➤ a very large species which in Europe occurs only on the Baltic coast
Classification • suborder: Anisoptera (dragonflies); family: Aeshnidae
Scientific name Aeshna serrata Hagen, 1856
Distribution • click or tap the Map button above
Notes • males slowly weave their way through dense reed beds, looking for ovipositing females
  ➤ looks like an oversized A. juncea, but click or tap here for an illustration of the key differences between the two species
  • aeshnids are 'fliers': they spend a lot of time on the wing and seldom hang up for a rest
Habitat • ponds and lagoons near the Baltic sea, often with brackish water and reed beds
Dimensions • typical body length: 75-81 mm; hindwing: 48-53 mm
Both sexesThorax• the thorax is brown with two wide yellow bands on the side
  • the narrow antehumeral stripe is yellow
 Wings• the costa (i.e. the leading edge of the wing) is yellow
MaleAbdomen• the abdomen is dark brown with large, rectangular blue spots
  • the lower appendage is short
  • the tips of the upper appendages bear a row of small teeth
FemaleAbdomen• the abdomen is dark brown with extensive yellow spots
Photographs • all of our photographs below were made in Southern Finland in 2010 and 2012

Aeshna juncea (left) and A. serrata (right); male
Apart from being larger, male A. serrata has a much narrower-stemmed T-mark on the frons (top), larger and more rectangular blue abdominal spots (middle), and a much shorter lower appendage (bottom).

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