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The male is mostly sky blue, with two blue, tear-shaped eyespots on the top of the dark head. The abdomen is predominately blue, with small black areas of similar size and shape on segments 3 to 5. The females may be blue or brown.
Habitiat is virtually any slow water area. This one was observed at constructed ponds near a small stream at the Silver Bluff Audubon Center near Jackson (Aiken County), SC.
Size: 30-39 mm (1.2-1.5 in) Great Plains Range: TX, OK, KS, NE, SD, ND, NM, CO, WY, MT, MO, IA, MN Flight season: April to October