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Aeshna juncea

Siv-Mosaikguldsmed

July 14, 2012
  • Suborder:
    Anisoptera
  • Family:
    Aeshnidae
  • Genus:
    Aeshna
About

Could be considered the archetypal hawker. Large and dark, marked with yellow to bluish spots and bands, best identified by the exclusion of other species. It is the most widespread and numerous of a complex of similar species, which also includes Aeshna subarctica, Aeshna serrata and Aeshna crenata.

Size

Total: 65-80 mm.
Abdomen: 50-59 mm.
Hindwing: 40-48 mm.

Habitat

Largely restricted to acidic heathy lakes and bogs in the European lowlands, but in the most types of standing water at higher altitudes and latitudes.

Flight Season

From late May to October. Most abundant from July to September.

Range and Status

Common in Denmark.



 

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