Brown hawkers are large, strong flying, light brown insects with yellowish-green stripes on their sides and wings that are tinted amber, making them very noticeable in flight.
Brown hawkers also have huge green-brown eyes drooping from the sides of their skulls, a common dragonfly trait. In fact, dragonflies have the largest compound eyes of any insect, with up to 30,000 facets! Each facet points in a slightly different direction, creating a mosaic of partially overlapping images. This means that dragonflies can pretty well see in all directions at the same time.
I saw this hawker chasing mosquitoes in my backyard but I had to be patient to get a good shot. I was surprised at how agile it is and how fast it moves and that it didn’t alight for long periods of time. When it finally stopped, I got close and took 8 shots in a row (abt 2 seconds) and then it was gone.
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