Adult male is like a Spangled Skimmer, but lacks the white spot on wings. Side of abdomen is yellow. Female is also like female Spangled Skimmer, but has more yellow on abdomen. See references.
Eastern United States, local, most common in coastal plain
Predatory on other insects
Forages from weed stems in clearings. Males patrol and defend small pools.
Dunkle, page 178, plate 31 (1)
Giff Beaton's page
on King Skimmers includes this species.