Anax ephippiger – Vagrant Emperor

Anax ephippiger (Vagrant Emperor), previously in Hemianax, is the smallest of the European emperors. Although the species reproduces in Europe on a small scale, the vast majority of the European sightings concerns migrants from Africa. Vagrant Emperors have been found to migrate north along the coasts of Western Europe to the British islands even in winter. The first ever dragonfly found on Iceland was a Vagrant Emperor.