Moorland Hawker Aeshna juncea
Syn. Common Hawker
Very common in the entire country. Together with Brown Hawker our most common hawker species. Lives in practically all kinds of standing water, as well as slow-moving rivers. Most common in swamps, bogs and small forest lakes.
Although a common species, there are several frustratingly similar blue Aeshnas in Finland. Most similar, by far, is Bog Hawker Aeshna subarctica, which is very similar to Moorland, but not as widespread and common. See Bog Hawker for more detailed description of the identification. Other similar species are Siberian Hawker and Baltic Hawker.
Flight period middle June-September.
Copulation wheel. Sulka Haro