Abdomen is blue or blueish go to 2. Abdomen is not blue but instead is red, black, brown or white go to 3. Wings are brown towards the inside and are white in the middle widow skimmer. Wings do not have a coloured pattern, instead are clear green darner. Abdomen is pinkish red go to 4. Abdomen is not pinkish red instead is black, brown or white go to 7. Wings are clear with orange veins go to 5. Wings are not clear but have patterns go to 6. Total size is more than 40 mm roseate skimmer. Eye colour is not dark red but is brown white-faced meadowhawk. Abdomen is not brown instead black or white go to 10. Abdomen shape is straight go to 10. Two yellow green stripes on side of thorax Two yellow green spots on side of thorax ocellated darner. Abdomen colour is chalky white go to 11. Wings have large brown pattern white-tailed skimmer.