Blue dragonfly with yellow sides and black diagonal stripes on the thorax. "A small blue dragonfly with a white face, a black tip to the abdomen, and a black-and-yellow-striped thorax. "tweens" - As they mature the abdomen becomes blue except for yellow that remains on the sides of the first few abdominal segments and the black tip on the end of the abdomen. The eyes at this stage are still juvenile red/grey. Females are recognized by the narrow yellow parallel stripes on the abdomen. Both sexes have an amber patch at the base of each hindwing. Males develop a sky-blue (or Carolina-blue) abdomen when they approach maturity." - BugGuide
Above pond on fern and a dead Iris in the backyard.
Lat: 33.14, Long: -117.05
Spotted on Jul 16, 2012
Submitted on Jul 19, 2012