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Lyre tipped Spreadwing

Lestes unguiculatus


Mostly light blue with some black on the abdomen, the last segment has a prominent white section we could not find in other species.


wet meadow

1 Species ID Suggestions

MickGrant 11 years ago
Lyre tipped Spreadwing (No I wasn't)
Lestes unguiculatus Hagen Lyre-tipped Spreadwing - Lestes unguiculatus

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PeterChereshnoski 11 years ago

why thanks!

Mostly Microbe
Mostly Microbe 11 years ago

Great photo!

PeterChereshnoski 11 years ago

Are you confident Mick? The last segment has a white section in this one and I cannot find a picture of a Sweetflag that has this?

MickGrant 11 years ago

Try Sweetflag Spreadwing male (Lestes forcipatus)

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New York, USA

Spotted on Jul 23, 2011
Submitted on Sep 9, 2011

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