Copyright: Per Hoffmann Olsen

Anax imperator (Leach, 1815)

Anax imperator

Flight-period Central Europe: from May to September

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Imago

Conservation Status in Austria: Least Concern (LC)

  NE DD LC NT VU EN CR RE EX
Austria
Europe

English:Emperor dragonfly
German:Große Königslibelle
Danish:Stor kejserguldsmed
Date:23/07/2017
Location:Austria, Niederösterreich, Tulln
 
Copyright:Per Hoffmann Olsen
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:Sigma 150mm 1:2.8 APO Macro
 
Exposure:1/250
Aperture:f/7.1
ISO:320

Anax imperator was first registered in Denmark in 1994, since then it became quite common. It has also been spotted in south of Sweden and in Scottland.
Climate warming seems to be the driving factor of this northern expansion.

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