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Blue-spotted hawker
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
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The blue-spotted hawker, scientific name Adversaeschna brevistyla, is the only known species of dragonfly of the genus Adversaeschna in the family Aeshnidae.


The blue-spotted hawker is a large dragonfly with a pair of blue stripes on either side of the thorax. Mature males have blue eyes whilst females have brown eyes.

Distribution and habitat

The blue-spotted hawker is widespread across Australia, New Zealand, Norfolk Island and some Pacific Islands. Its presence has not been verified in the Northern Territory.

It may be found near ponds and marshes as well as vegetation far from water. It prefers still water but may also be found along calm streams.


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