In terms of reproduction, little is known about the general behaviour of the ringed boghaunter. However, the female ringed boghaunter is known to deposit eggs amongst sphagnum moss in shallow breeding pools, up to 30 centimetres deep (3). After passing through a number of moults, the aquatic nymph emerges in April, using stable vegetation in its pool to crawl about five centimetres out of the water. While clinging to the vegetation, the nymph emerges as the recognisable winged adult (4).
The adult ringed boghaunter emerges as early as April, and its flight period lasts until early June (3). In the three weeks of its adult life, the ringed boghaunter spends the majority of its time basking in sunny spots on tree trunks and rocks in woodland (2) (4).
Not a great deal is known about the diet of the ringed boghaunter, but, like other dragonflies, it is predatory. During the nymph stage it feeds on aquatic invertebrates, and the adult predates small flying insects (3).