I bought a field guide and I'm still having trouble identifying these beautiful insects. Plus I had trouble getting a good photo of this one.
I think. Any help would be appreciated.
two shots of males, one shot of an ovipositing female. I saw this female in tandem with one of the males.
The insect family Coenagrionidae is found in the order Odonata and the suborder Zygoptera. The Zygoptera are the damselflies, which although less known than the dragonflies, are no less common. There are more than 1,100 species in this family, making it the largest damselfly family. Coenagrionidae has six subfamilies and they are Agriocnemidinae, Argiinae, Coenagrioninae, Ischnurinae, Leptobasinae, and Pseudagrioninae.