Eastern Amberwing Perithemis tenera

The tiny eastern field dragonfly. About an inch long or just longer. Looks like a small wasp when flying low over the fields. This is the male. The female (shown below) is even more waspish with her banded wings. Males are very territorial over water. Seen actively zipping after each other over ponds and lake edges in summer.

The male in display position. Turns in place and watches for intruders or possible mates. Flares the wings intermittently. May not be to full colors on this male yet.