Anax imperator Leach, 1815 – Blue Emperor
NL: Grote keizerlibel | UK: Emperor Dragonfly | DE: Große Königslibelle | FR: Anax empereur

Anax imperator (Blue Emperor) is a widespread species: its range covers Africa, most of Europe and large parts of western and central Asia. These large dragonflies are easily distinguished from other emperors by the green thorax. In flight their slightly bent abdomen is characteristic.