Lyre-tipped Spreadwing - Lestes unguiculatus (Hagen, 1861)

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

Range & Habitat:

While there are records from scattered locations in the state, it had not been recorded since the early 1900s until a small population was located in Sussex County in 1995. Time will tell if this was a temporary or if this group persists.


Flight Season:
Early Date: 16 June
Late Date: 6 September

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

Male Dorsal - Photo by Jim Bangma
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Conservation Status:
State: SH historical records only
Global: G5 Secure globally, but possibly rare in parts of its range