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Great Spreadwing

Archilestes grandis


Largest North American damselfly, easily mistaken for a dragonfly at first glance.


Slow-moving streams, rivers; also ditches.


The specimen shown here is a male (note claspers at tip of abdomen).

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Colorado, USA

Spotted on Aug 8, 2012
Submitted on Dec 7, 2012

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