Damselfly/Dragonfly Fieldmark Details
Lestes rectangularis (Slender Spreadwing) - male Place mouse over blue text to show highlights
Lestes rectangularis (Slender Spreadwing)
Length 1.5-2.1 inches. The mature male Slender Spreadwing is the only male spreadwing in the Mid-Alantic area with a dark abdomen tip.

A long, slender damselfly with an abdomen that is about twice the length of a single wing.

The thorax is dark on top with light carina and shoulder stripes. The lower part of the thorax is light colored.

The abdomen is a dark color on top and has a dark tip (segments 8-10). The Slender Spreadwing is the only male spreadwing in this area with a dark abdomen tip.

The wings have pale tips.
June 2009 - Prime Hook NWR, DE. US Range - Eastern and Central US, Coastal to MS.