Inhabit muddy (sometimes sandy) pools and backwaters of creeks and small to medium rivers, weedy lakes and ponds, swamps (Ref. 5723) and streams (Ref. 10294). Adults feed on hydropsychid caddisfly, dytiscid beetle, and midge larvae (Ref. 10294). Eggs are found attached to the substrate unguarded (Ref. 7043).