This page showcases damselflies--the skinny-bodied relative of dragonflies who almost always holds their wings together above their bodies when at rest.
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I think this may be a Carolina spreadwing damselfly.
This male Rambur's forktail damselfly has a blueish tinge to its upper body rather than the more usual green color. The blue tip with its forked end helped me identify it.
This is another two-toned male Rambur's forktail damselfly.
The two blue spots on the tops of the eyes of the Rambur's forktail are called eye spots and are the actual color and not a reflection of light on the damselfly.
The female Rambur's forktail damselfly is orange and black.
The underside of the body of a female Rambur's forktail damselfly is light blue (which is the same as the underside and thorax color of the male).
Mating Rambur's forktails. Male is on top with greenish body and blue tail end.
Here's a top-down view of the same pair. These two really bend significantly in order to mate.
The stripes on the thorax are visible on this Variable Dancer.
Although the wings of a Variable Dancer appear dark, one can see the colors of the rocks through the wings.
The wings are striped with patterns of light and dark.
This may be a female furtive forktail damselfly.
An unseasonably warm winter may be why I saw this in January.
Citrine forktail damselfly with its forked end readily apparent.
This may be a female citrine forktail damselfly of the olive type.
Fragile forktail damselfly
I've not yet identified this damselfly although it appears to be a forktail based on the bumps on its tail-end. It may be a young damselfly who has yet to transition to adult colors.
All photos © S. M. Garver