Aeshna grandis Aeshnidae Brown Hawker

Biology male female Irish distribution

Aeshna grandis

Locally common and widespread. Adults can be seen between mid June and late September. The Brown Hawker is found on sheltered lowland lakes and fens. It can overlap with the more upland Common Hawker Aeshna juncea on cutover lowland bogs. The species shows some tendency to wander, but not as much as Aeshna juncea.

This species is unlikely to be confused with any other due to its brown coloration and amber-tinted wings.


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