The species belies its vernacular name being relatively unusual
Warwickshire. Records are confined to the north and east of the
Until a series of sighting in the south-easterly part of the
the '90s a clear correlation with the more acid conditions in the
Records for Sutton Park in 2001 were received from the Park
Stephan Bodnar and Barry Rowe.
The Warwickshire branch of Butterfly Conservation recorded the
species at ten sites in 2003, most in the north of the county.
records are for late June/early July making confusion with Migrant
Hawker A. mixta less probable.
There is some doubt regarding some identifications, confusion
Migrant Hawker A. mixta
possible. The author has not been fortunate enough to see the
county during 30 years of recording dragonflies here. This is
in spite of carefully looking for it in some of the more likely
in the North of the county. However, some of the
records are certainly for Common Hawker, the problem is knowing
The presence of the species breeding in the county remains to be