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Slender Spreadwing

Lestes rectangularis


Lakes or ponds with regular shade and dense emergent vegetation; often found in bays and sand-bottomed lakes.


Males are easily recognized by combination of an unusually long abdomen, blue antehumeral stripe and paraprocts curving distinctly downward. Females are similar to Common Spreadwing (L. disjunctus), but have a pale tarsi and slightly longer abdomen.

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Wisconsin, USA

Spotted on Jul 8, 2015
Submitted on Oct 8, 2016

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