Anax immaculifrons – Magnificent Emperor

Anax immaculifrons (Magnificent Emperor) is not only the largest of the European emperors, it’s also the largest dragonfly species of Europe. In Europe it’s a very rare species only found on some Aegean islands, but outside Europe its range extends from Turkey all the way east to China and Vietnam. Magnificent Emperors breed in clear hill streams.

The pictures below were taken in May 2018 in the lower Himalayas in Nepal.