The Stream Cruiser is primarily brown with white facial markings, a single white stripe on the side of the thorax, light brown abdominal top spots and mostly white claspers. They are found around large, slow moving bodies of water usually with little vegetation and a sandy bottom
Males swiftly patrol a territory, along river and stream banks or lake shores, of up to 100 yards, sometimes stopping to hover. Foraging often takes place in woodlands away from water with the cruiser flying low over the ground, weaving through the vegetation. When at rest they often hang vertically from twigs or leaves or lay horizontally on branches
Large slow moving streams and rivers with sandy bottoms and not much vegetation Also wave-swept lakes shores.
Mating can occur even before a cruiser is fully mature. Females lay eggs by flying over the water and quickly tapping the surface of the water with their abdomen
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