The blue marsh hawk belong to the dragonfly family of skimmers, and are conspicuous with their blue thorax and tail.
Dragonflies, especially the males of some species, are also territorial in nature. Research shows that among some marsh skimmers, the males with longer hind wings have an upper hand in winning territorial conflicts.
Species: orthetrum glaucaum, Family: libellulidae
Here are a few other skimmers from our earlier articles: