A medium-sized (44-49mm) dragonfly
found at many man-made open water such as parks, gravel pits
and quarries. Usually in large numbers.
normally encountered perched upon the shoreline on concrete,
gravel or other warm surfaces. In flight they are fast,
aggressive and unpredictable.
The females visit water to oviposit and can often be found in
the foliage surrounding the water or in meadows, woods and clearings.
brief and usually takes place on the wing