Family: Aeshnidae (Hawkers and Emperors)
Habitat: Lakes and reservoirs, ponds, gardens and parks, estuaries and rivers and streams.
Size: Length 7.8-8.5 cm (3.1-3.3 in). Wingspan 10-11 cm (3.9-4.3 in).
Food: Aerial insects including butterflies.
Flight: Early May to late October.
IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern
The male is very territorial with a blue abdomen with a central dark line.
The female is similar but with a green abdomen.