|Ponds and other still, stagnant or even brackish waters
38 - 43 mm.
The thorax in both sexes is brown above with poorly defined antehumeral
stripes and yellow panels on the sides. The eyes are brown above and
yellow below. The legs are black with a diagnostic yellow stripe along
The males become a bright orange-red with maturity with small black spots on S8 and S9.
Females have a pale, yellowish-brown abdomen often developing red
markings along the segment boundaries as they age.
Can be found well into November and may be one of the last on the wing in the UK.