Sirhowy Hill Woodlands

Scientific name: Lomaspilis marginata

Clouded Border

The common hawker is a large hawker dragonfly which is on the wing from the end of June through to October. It is a species found mainly in the uplands of the north and west, particularly moorland pools and lakes as well as garden ponds. Hawkers are the largest and fastest flying dragonflies; they catch their insect-prey mid-air and can hover or fly backwards.

What does the Clouded Border eat?

The Clouded Border eats Aspen (Populus tremula), poplars, sallows, willows and Hazel (Corylus avellana).

What habitat does the live in?

   The Clouded Border lives in a range of habitats including woodlands, wetlands and heathlands.

What family does the Clouded Border belong to?

The Clouded Border belong to the Geometridae family.

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Scientific Name

Lomaspilis marginata


England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland


Small Sized

Wingspan Range: 22-28mm

Well distributed throughout England, Wales

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