Name: Norfolk Hawker
Scientific name: Aeshna isosceles
Nature Stars: 90
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.
Fantastic fact: The Norfolk Hawker is protected by British law.
Photograph credit: Rictor Norton & David Allen's