Both male and female spangled skimmers have flashy black and white stigmas on their wing tips. Males are pruinose blue, the females are brownish with pale lateral abdominal stripes and pale spots on their thorax. This was a new species for me this year. I captured a female spangled skimmer earlier this year and she was a sight to see as well. I captured this handsome fellow by the local lake in Rockaway, NJ with my Nikon D3100 and the Nikon 85 mm macro lens.