Evening Hawker, Anaciaeschna triangulifera

The evening hawker (Anaciaeschna triangulifera) is a species of dragonfly that is native to many areas in Africa including Angola, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, Zambia, and the neighboring island of Madagascar. It prefers to reside in tropical or subtropical arid forests, moist lowland forests, and arid and moist shrublands. It can be found near marshes, wetlands, and rivers.

There is little known about the larval stage of the evening hawker, but it is thought to reside in streams or rivers. The main threats to this species are water pollution and habitat loss and its population numbers are not yet known. Suggested research regarding its population numbers and trends and its preferred habitats is suggested. Currently, the evening hawker appears on the IUCN Red List with a conservation status of ‘Least Concern.â€

Image Caption: Evening Hawker, Mtunzini, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Credit: Alandmanson/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0)