LILYPAD FORKTAIL

This is an orange female Lilypad Forktail. This species is only found in lakes and ponds where lilypads grow. Most of the places where I hunt for odes don't have waterlilies, so I had to drive all the way up to Kiser Lake in Champaign County to find this species. 

This is a male Lilypad Forktail, an endangered species in Ohio. They look somewhat similar to Skimming Bluets, but they have larger blue spots behind the eyes and more blue at the abdomen tip. 

This is a blue female Lilypad Forktail. These damselflies typically perch with the tips of their abdomens pointed downward and touching the lilypad.