OK so not specifically hatched in my garden, but this newly emerged juvenile Southern Hawker came into the garden a couple of weeks back and took up refuge on one of the hedgerow plants sunning itself while it was getting its full flight strength.
With female Southern Hawkers egg laying last year and this year, and with the nymphs taking two to three years to hatch, I am hoping that we see our own emerge from next year or the year after. I am already expecting Broad Bodied Chasers to emerge next year as I have seen them scurrying around in the pond.
Both images with the 7D and Canon 180 f2.5L macro lens, handheld.
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