Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
, 1842). Synonyms:
Explanation of Names
"Corporal" comes from the stripes on the female and teneral, presumably.
Mature males deep blue, dark marks at the base of wings. Teneral male and female are brown with "corporal stripes" on thorax.
Southeastern United States
Woodland edges near ponds, also slow-moving streams
March-May (early spring only)
Predatory on flying insects
A "spring ephemeral" dragonfly.