Migrant Hawker, Aeshna mixta

I haven’t just seen a Migrant Hawker. Well, I have sort of..

I just identified a Migrant Hawker on somebodies blog and I thought that I better do a Migrant Hawker post in case he comes round to check me out. (hi Stephen) Fodrambler does not lie 🙂 🙂 🙂

Migrant HawkerThe easiest identifying feature is the “Golf Tee” mark on the second segment of the abdomen. and that is diagnostic.

Migrant HawkerIt has a brown costa (the leading edge of the wing) and almost non existent antehumeral stripes.

Migrant HawkerThis next picture is not a Migrant Hawker this is a Southern Hawker. I am just using it to explain “antehumeral stripes” The Southern Hawker has very bold antehumerals (the two yellow stripes just behind it’s head.

Southern HawkerBack to the migrant Hawker and here is a quick tour.

Migrant Hawker

Migrant Hawker

Migrant HawkerSo that is my quick guide to identifying a Migrant Hawker.


Migrant HawkerMiddle…

Migrant Hawkerand this is the end of it.

Migrant HawkerExcept for a couple of my very own drawings explaining Dragonfly anatomy for reference purposes only.

Dragonfly anatomy 1Dragonfly anatomy 2


11 thoughts on “Migrant Hawker, Aeshna mixta”

    1. Thank you 🙂 I too have a deep love of such words as Migrant, worker, labour, hawker, I don’t know if we see the same things but I know Woody Guthrie just as well as I know George Orwell and I know Charles Dickens as well as I know Joe Hill and Pete Seeger.. In fact now I have just seen Pete’s face. Take care.


    1. Thank you so much and I get what you are saying. Thank you for the like. 🙂 I will spank their little bottoms and hopefully we will have much less of this kind of thing in the future.. Dealt with?
      Your pictures are lovely. I can’t tell you how to do macro but there are some good photographers around who can. My best to you – Colin


      1. The best to you too! Please don’t be too cruel to your “likes”. It might be that it’s my weak signal’s fault. 😉


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