|A large (70mm), colourful and inquisitive hawker preferring well-vegetated
still waters, but may be found far from water on heaths and along forest
Males are usually seen patrolling a
small territory, usually circling a small section
of a pond or back & forth along a short stretch of
a stream. There can be several males sharing the
same water body, although only one is likely to be
present on very small pond.
visit water bodies to copulate with a resident
male or oviposit around the margins, often above
the waterline. Both sexes can be found hawking
forest rides and clearings or resting along the
bush or treeline.