Swift Setwings are typically found in the southern U.S., but they are expanding their range northward. They were first discovered in Ohio in 2014, at a site in Champaign County. Since then, they have been found at several other locations in Ohio. They are often found at quarry lakes and ponds. 

Both this teneral female and the individual above were photographed at the original Champaign County site on July 12, 2020. The striped thorax makes this species look a little bit like a Blue Dasher. But Swift Setwings have longer and thinner abdomens, and they have light-colored spots near the tips of their abdomens. Their wingtips are dark, and Swift Setwings usually perch with their wings pointed forward. 

I found the individual at left at Spring Lakes Park in Bellbrook, on July 17, 2016. I saw another Swift Setwing at Spring Lakes Park on July 9, 2017, in the exact same willow as his predecessor the year before. But then I didn't see any Swift Setwings at Spring Lakes from 2018 through 2020. I thought the population had died out. 

Until I found this female at Spring Lakes on July 4, 2021! I observed her ovipositing in the pond. I was glad to see another Setwing at Spring Lakes again, but it is possible that these were strays rather than a permanent population.