Both the male and female Lucia Widow are easily identified as they have extensive black markings in their wings.
They are small, stocky dragonflies with a body length of around 3 cm and a wingspan of just under 5 cm.
The Lucia Widow is normally found near water.
Interestingly the Lucia Widow has the distinction of being the first named dragonfly in Africa. It was originally described in 1773.