A diminutive but effective disperser, which swiftly colonises pioneer habitats. Young females are remarkably orange; males have the typical Ischnura ‘tail-light’, but is shifted to S9.
Total: 26-31 mm.
Abdomen: 22-25 mm.
Hindwing: 14-18 mm.
Recently created habitats with sparse vegetation can harbour huge populations, but the species can also be found on a wide variety of sites, such as small or temporary ponds, springs and ditches.
From end of May to mid September.