Damselfly/Dragonfly Fieldmark Details
Lestes rectangularis (Slender Spreadwing) - male
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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.
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