A robust and conspicuous damselfly, found in lakes, gravel pits, canals
and slow-flowing rivers often perched on water lillies and other surface
Males hover over a chosen Lily Pad or
other emergent plant, taking short forays across the
water. Females usually stay in the undergrowth close to
shore, visiting water to mate or oviposit.
particular observation was seeing them all rise from the
surface of the river with the disappearance of the sun,
taking refuge in the bank-side grasses. As soon as the
sun reappeared, the males would immediately fly back to
their former positions.