Anyone know the species of this beauty? I don't think he's a Common Darter as he was considerably larger (almost the size of ny hand!) and I've compared this with some photos I already have of the Common Darter, but it's hard to be sure as I'm no expert! Any help would be great thanks!
I did a bit of research based on your suggestion and you were very close! It turned out to be a female Migrant Hawker judging by the distinctive diagnostic markings on the upper abdomen, including the "golf tee" shaped marking just behind the wings.