Mating is done while in flight. Females lay fertilized eggs in ponds, temporary puddles left by rain (hence the alternative name of Rainpool Glider), and swimming pools. Reflective surfaces like car hoods and wet asphalt are mistaken for water and females have been seen trying to lay eggs on them. Naiads (juveniles) spend this early life stage in the water feeding on aquatic insects and plankton. They crawl onto land when ready to molt into winged adults. They can survive dry spells on land, further attesting to this species' resilience.
Look for adults flying a few meters above ponds at the banks of other bodies of water. They also rest on low-growing plants and reeds with a vertical abdomen and wings spread open. They migrate to warmer regions when weather cools and are active year-round in the tropics.