The most widespread and numerous Lestes in many areas, probably because it is less partial to ephemeral habitats.
Total: 35-39 mm.
Abdomen: 25-33 mm.
Hindwing: 14-24 mm.
Almost any standing water with ample reed-like vegetation. May be more numerous at recent shallow or acidic sites, but not specific to pioneer, ephemeral or bog-like conditions.
From mid May to mid October. Most abundant in August.