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Southern Hawker (Aeshna cyanea)

Order: Odonata (oh-do-NAY-ta) (Info)
Family: Aeshnidae
Genus: Aeshna
Species: cyanea (sy-AN-ee-a) (Info)

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On Oct 2, 2007, philomel from Castelnau RB Pyrenées,
France (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is one of the commonest dragonflies in europe. It flies from June to October often away from water, foraging along hedgerows and woodland edges. It breeds in still waters, from marshes to lakes.

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