Emperor Dragonfly: in its birthday suit | Nature Notes from Dorset

The Emperor's new clothes? Well, this emperor dragonfly (Anax imperator) looks splendid in its birthday suit! This is undoubtedly our most impressive dragonfly, the biggest and most beautiful; whoever named it certainly chose well. In some years they seem quite scarce, other years almost common. Quite often they are confused with the southern hawker which is also a blue colour but once you have seen the emperor dragonfly I doubt you ever forget it.



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