One of 14 Nearctic species in the genus.
Pale shoulder stripes resemble exclamation points—true of both sexes(1)
Males are yellow, yellow-green, or green:
Young females are light blue:
Older females are dark pruinose blue:
Tenerals are soft brown:
Eastern U.S. and far Eastern Canada.
Primarily ponds and temporary pools; sometimes small streams and other relatively placid bodies of water.
Active from Spring to early Fall.
One of the most common Eastern damselflies.