A stocky, medium-sized
(39-48mm) dragonfly found in ponds and perched along
follow an unpredictable path, frequently perching from
where they can easily pursue rivals or other
dragonflies. Often found along with Broad-bodied Chasers
where they constantly battle for supremacy, providing
one of Spring's fine dragonfly spectacles.
Females are very similar in appearance and where
pairings occur the coupling lasts for only 5 seconds and
is on the wing.
are a few places where a mass roosting of Four-spotted
Chasers can be witnessed, with dozens of individuals
sharing the same small section of reeds. Early morning
is the best time to witness this amazing sight.