This small red Dragonfly is seen in a wide variety of habitats, including lakes, ponds, canals and slow-flowing rivers. They will often repeatedly return to a sunny spot and chase competitors away, even attempting to chase much bigger Dragonflies away such as Southern Hawkers. This habit allows you to easily predict where it is going to land, and enables you to observe it. They are sometimes quite inquisitive and may land on an observers hand. they reproduce in air.