I took these photos on July 31. This dragonfly was in the garden and let me get pretty close to it with my camera.
|It is a Twelve-spotted Skimmer, Libellula pulchella.|
|The 12 spots are the dark spots of which there are 3 per wing. Both males and females have the 12 spots.|
|Only the adult males have the powder blue spots on their wings and the bluish coating on their abdomens.|
|All the descriptions of this dragon refer to the white patches on the wings. They sure look blue to me, even in the photos where they are referred to as white.|