Male brown hawker dragonfly at rest

Male brown hawker dragonfly at rest

The brown hawker dragonfly featured in the previous post eventually settled down to rest on some thistledown by the canal towpath, seemingly unworried that I was already standing nearby. From the pictures it was possible to confirm that it was a male: the sexes are somewaht similar in colour, but the females lack the “waist”, the narrowing where the thorax and abdomen join.

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