Very little is known about the breeding behaviour or diet of the Nubian sprite, although it is likely to reproduce similarly to other damselfly species. Female damselflies usually lay eggs into plant material at the surface of a water body immediately after copulation, although the female may be able to store live sperm within the body for many days. As with other dragonflies and damselflies, it is likely that the Nubian sprite begins life as an aquatic larva, which gradually passes through stages known as ‘stadia’, until it eventually reaches a stage where it moults and metamorphoses into its adult form (4).
The diet of this damselfly is likely to consist mainly of small flying insects. As opportunistic predators, many damselfly species are known to congregate where food is plentiful, such as around termite nests or beehives. The larvae of damselflies are voracious predators and are armed with formidable mouthparts, which can be extended in under 25 milliseconds (4).