The Vagrant Emperor


Name: The Vagrant Emperor

Scientific name: Hemianax ephippiger

Type: Dragonflies

Order: Odonata

Family: Hawkers or Darners

Color: Brown

Habitat: Water

Nature Reserves: Irkaya

Size: 60-70 mm

Conservation status:

Resident Breeder


Insect follows Aeshnidae family, and Odonata order. It is brown with blue spots, wings are clear membrane. Size is about 60-70 mm. Adults have strong wings, help them fly fast and chase prey. Adults are predators to flying insects especially flies and mosquitoes. Nymphs live in water, and are predators to mosquito’s larvas and micro-organisms living in water.