Common Spreadwing - Lestes disjunctus (Selys, 1862)

This is a species of concern. Please report any encounters to Odonata Central.

Range & Habitat:

Found in scattered locations throughout the state. Should be looked for elsewhere.


Flight Season:
Early Date: 23 April
Late Date: 21 September

Flight season charts created from records in the official database maintained by Allen Barlow.

Male Lateral - Photo by Jim Bangma
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There are two races which occur in NJ, telling them apart is beyond the scope of this site. The one pictured is the northern nominate race photographed in Alaska.


Conservation Status:
State: S2S3 Rare to imperiled in New Jersey
Global: G5 Secure globally, but possibly rare in parts of its range