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Medium sized dragonfly (1 1/8 to 1 3/4 inches). The male is powdery blue with a white face. This distinguishes it from the similarly marked, and green-faced Western Pondhawk. Coloration is different by region, and so images for a specific region should be followed for identification.
Males are highly territorial, and choose prominent resting points, often on bent stems over water. They prefer still water.
These images were shot at Eldorado Park in Long Beach, CA.