Brown Hawker Aeshna grandis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Status .....Widespread across the whole of Nottinghamshire and often occurring along woodland rides, the edges of woods and along hedgerows well away from water. Like all our large Hawkers, is difficult to approach closely.
Photographed at Netherfield Lagoons July 2020
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Aeshna grandis
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Bob Merritt. Pauline Bradford. Wil Heeney. Nottingham City Council. Darren Matthews. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). NBGRC. Lound Moth Group. Rob Johnson. Meg Skinner. Barry Lygo.

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Updated January 2020

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