Slender Spreadwing - Lestes rectangularis (Say, 1839)

Range & Habitat:

Recorded throughout most of the state and should be looked for elsewhere.


Flight Season:
Early Date: 8 May
Late Date: 24 October

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

Male Dorsal - Photo by Jim Bangma
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A very long, skinny spreadwing, usually with very limited pruinesence (or none at all) on the tip of the abdomen.


Conservation Status:
State: S5 Demonstrably secure in the state
Global: G5 Secure globally, but possibly rare in parts of its range