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Emperor Dragonfly
(Anax imperator)


An Ovipositing female Emperor


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A large and obvious dragonfly the Emperor is widespread in southern England,
though not especially common due to its territorial behaviour. It can be seen on
the wing from the first week of June through to late August.

Below is an individual during emerging.


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animals, insect, invertebrate, Emperor dragonfly, Anax, Anax imperator, emergence, dragonfly, larval shuck, exuvia, macro; macro photography; summer, Hampshire, England, british, wildlife

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