Length: 48 - 53 mm
These fearless hunters will tackle prey nearly as large as themselves. Males patrol a section of waterfront eight to twelve meters in length. Look for Orthemis ferruginea along sluggish streams, drainage ditches, ponds, and lakes.
Photo data: 27 November 2003. Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, Cameron County, Texas.
The map below shows the countries that are home to Orthemis ferruginea in blue-green. For Mexico and the United States, state records are shown.