Courtship and post-copulatory resting (PCR) were examined. Courtship is known not to take place before the formation of the tandem pair. This study shows that the amount of time spent in tandem depends on the territorial status of the male involved. Pairs involving a non-territorial male remain in tandem for longer than pairs with a territorial male. This may be because the male must court the female by showing her a suitable oviposition site before she will accept copulation. Such a site is more readily available to a territorial male. In-tandem courtship has thus been demonstrated to take place in this species. Females do not start to oviposit immediately after termination of copulation. The period of time they spend perched before oviposition is variable. G.E. REHFELDT (1989, Odonalologica 18: 365-372) has produced evidence that this is a mechanism by which females avoid the unwanted attentions of other males who wish to mate with her. The present observations do not support this hypothesis, and no correlation between male activity and the PCR duration was found.