Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington

TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#1023906
Dancer of some kind? - Lestes forficula

Dancer of some kind? - Lestes forficula
Estero Llano SP, Hildalgo County, Texas, USA
November 1, 2014

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Dorsal abdominal pattern pret
Dorsal abdominal pattern pretty distinctive on this species. It is a female Rainpool Spreadwing (Lestes forficula), a fairly common species in deep south Texas which wanders up as far as Austin on occasion. Nice shot of this south Texas critter.

Spreadwing
Lestes sp., a female so very difficult to i.d. further.

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.