Brown hawker

Lonely hunter of forest clearings

Photo by Jan W. Ahlfors

The brown hawker (Aeshna grandis) is a noticeably large dragonfly that you can often see hunting alone around forest clearings. Its wings are even brown in colour, and its middle body is decorated with easily visible yellow lines on the sides.

The larvae stage for a brown hawker can last from two to four years. You can see it flying around from late May up until the end of September.