This species is usually found slow flowing rivers with muddy bottoms, but they can wander far from these habitats, I’ve seen them a long way from any flowing water. The male (photo above) is metallic blue with a blue band across the wing. The related beautiful demoiselle has completely blue wings. The female is metallic green with a green tint to wings (photo below).
The males have a wonderful courtship and territorial displays that involve lots of wing flapping and fluttering flight, but its not exactly easy to show in a photo, so you’ll have to go see it for yourself! So get down to a muddy river between late May and Early August and enjoy the sight of sky dancing demoiselles.