Little Blue Dragonlet Erythrodiplax minuscula

Just barely an inch long. Often hides or perches down in the grasses near water. This is a female. Males look like shrunken Blue Dashers. Not common in Arkansas. Also found in Red Slough, Oklahoma. These guys are often fodder for larger dragons and for the voraciously omnivorous Pondhawk.

Female also from Red Slough in virtually the same area in 2008 where the group has apparently expanded.

Male from Georgia who decided to be very cooperative. They love to land down on the low plants near the ground. Very iridescent facial colors. Could only be mistaken for the male Pondhawk and it is half the size.