Yellow bands on the sides of the thorax alternate between broad and narrow. Other similar species in its range (Aphylla, Phyllocycla, and Phyllogomphoides spp.) have all bands the same width.
Coastal Mississippi south through Texas and Mexico to Belize and Guatemala
Breeds in muddy-bottomed lakes, ponds, and pools; adults most often seen in brush or thornscrub away from water.
Predators. Adults eat flying insects, larvae aquatic invertebrates and small vertebrates.
Abbott, John C. 2005. Dragonflies and Damselflies of Texas and the South-Central United States (Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico). Princeton University Press.