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Slender Spreadwing damselfly (male)

Lestes rectangularis


This individual is a male, as indicated by its coloration and terminal appendages. A good field marker for identifying this species of damselfly is the faint white frosting on its wing tips.


Huntley Meadows Park, a 1,425 acre wetland area in Fairfax County, Virginia USA. This specimen was spotted near a vernal pool in the forest. Related Resource:


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Virginia, USA

Spotted on Sep 28, 2014
Submitted on Feb 24, 2015

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