A moderately sized (48mm) dragonfly with a downy thorax and metallic green
body with a copper sheen. Preferring still water habitats near deciduous
Males patrol low along the shore on larger water
bodies and pursue a zigzag pattern across small
ponds. Several males may share the same pond,
seeking out their own territories until a
saturation point is reached.
Females oviposit into leaf debris in shady nooks
along the shore. Males often explore these nooks &
crannies in search of females and when coupled the
pair usually flies out of reach into the treeline.
Both sexes can be observed hunting along woodland
paths and rides, usually perching to devour prey.
Easily disturbed, therefore a challenge to