Norfolk Hawker

Name: Norfolk Hawker

Scientific name: Aeshna isosceles

Category: Minibeasts

Nature Stars: 90

What are nature stars?

About: A large hawker-type dragonfly, about 9 cm long. Entirely pale brown, but for a yellow triangle at the base of the body. On the wing for a short period during June and the very beginning of July. A rare dragonfly, found along ditches where Water Soldier grows in the marshes and fens of the Broads.

How to identify: Similar to the larger Brown Hawker, but paler brown, with green eyes and clear wings.

Where: Only found in the Norfolk Broads and other high quality wetlands in Norfolk and Suffolk.

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 70
  • Agility: 80
  • Rarity: 90
  • Cute factor: 20
  • Traveller: 50

Fantastic fact: The Norfolk Hawker is protected by British law.

Photograph credit: Rictor Norton & David Allen's

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