A total of 31 dragonfly species have been recorded in Jordan. They are characterized by elongated body; large compound eyes that see in nearly all directions; four independent wings for speed and maneuverability; and six legs attached behind the head, making them useful for holding onto prey, but impossible to walk on.
Spends most of its several-year lifespan in a larval stage underwater. Crawls out of the water and sheds its nymphal case in its last months of life to breed. Flies low over water following the same path, perching repeatedly on the same spot.
Insects such as mosquitoes and flies.
Common around permanent freshwater sources such as wadis of western Jordan and around irrigation pools all over Jordan.