Features: Small, stocky, bright red, with large orange splashes on wings. Gregarious on grass stems, edges of small, tree-fringed meandering rivers in hot areas.
Distribution: Northern Kwazulu-Natal and Mpumalanga lowveld. Body length: 31.5-32.5 mm Hindwing length: 22-22.5 mm Habitat: Meandering, partially tree-lined streams and rivers fringed with tall grass. Behaviour: Very gregarious, often with several individuals of both sexes perching along same grass stem at water's edge. Flight Period: November to April
Information extracted from "Dragonflies and Damselflies of South Africa" by Michael J Samways, which also includes detailed descriptions of each species.
Comments: Occurrence in Swaziland confirmed by photos by Kate Braun.
The Swaziland distribution maps show photographic records from Kate Braun.