HAIRY DRAGONFLY Scientific Name : Brachytron Pratense
Overall Size : 54mm-64mm
Hind wing : 34-37mm
Flight period : Mid April until June or early July
Status : Mainly southern britain but increasing, central ireland but only in a few places in Scotland Comments : This is the smallest hawker. Also our earliest Hawker which is on the wing from Late April before the main hawker emergence. Prefers southern Britain and most of Ireland. The name Hairy dragonfly is due to the hairy Abdomen.