Author 'Boucher Marc dit de Meilh' (Id 183588 ) : Sympetrum striolatum. Couple of Sympetrum striped or fasciated in the process of fertilization... The female is holding the male tightly by the abdomen it is distinct by its brown color. The male was characterized by more vivid colours, and rather reddish, orangeâtes. These dragonflies are anisoptera of average size : 4 to 5 cm long, They love moist areas and prefer the sunny corner. One can sometimes forget them as they are fine, almost invisible, and are frequently close to the ground... They roost also on twigs, dead branches, etc., And used regularly to the same places. Marc de Meilhan.