A specialist of peat bogs, where it is dependent upon the acid water and floating Sphagnum Moss in which it oviposits and where its nymphs develop. Since we’ve destroyed ~95% of our peat bogs, it is now rare, though it seems locally abundant – there just aren’t many locales left.
- a medium-sized dragonfly with an overall dark appearance
- distinctive white frons
- quite deep looking pterostigmas, front to back
- ♂ – red (mature) or yellow (immature) dorsal markings on abdomen
- ♀ – yellow dorsal markings on abdomen