Danish common name: Baltisk Mosaikguldsmed

A large hawker, occurring only in and around the baltic sea in our area. This population is separated from species’ largely central Asian range, and is often known as Aeshna osiliensis, described from the Estonian island, Saaremaa. Differences are substantial and there are only geographic arguments for such a status.


Total: 75-81 mm.
Abdomen: 50-62 mm.
Hindwing: 48-53 mm.


Brackish (i.e. costal) water with reedbeds, including shallow bays of the Baltic Sea and adjacent lagoons. In inland Sweden also inhabits shallow, eutrophic lakes, ponds and sluggish rivers dominated by reeds and bulrushes, in an agricultural landscape.

Flight Season

From July to September.

Range and Status

Rare in Denmark.