A nieuw dragon fly species in the garden, the Norfolk hawker (Aeshna isoceles) from the family of Hawkers (Ishnaidae) .
I didn’t know this species yet so I’m glad with this first sighting in my backyard. The past days the weather was good and warm, and she came zooming overhead regularly and rested in the trees on eye height every now and then.
This specimen is a female which is recognizable from the egg-laying apparatus, the small bulge on the underside of the abdomen with the protruding “thorns”.
References1 Vlinderstichting.nl, "Libellen", De Vlinderstichting