Abdominal segments 8 and 9 blue. Male has abdominal segment 10 black, with long appendages. Female has segment 10 blue. Middle segments black with blue rings. Large blue eyespots connected by narrow bar. Black shoulder stripes narrow. (1)
Includes eastern United States.
Permanent ponds, lakes, often near woodlands.
Late May-September (New Jersey), June-July (Connecticut)
Predatory on other insects.
Turquoise Bluet, E. divagans, Skimming Bluet, E. geminatum, Pale Bluet, E. pallidum.