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Plateau Spreadwing - Lestes australis - male

Plateau Spreadwing - Lestes australis - Male
J.T. Nickel Nature Preserve, Tahlequah, Cherokee County, Oklahoma, USA
March 26, 2017

Moved from Plateau Spreadwing.

In my opinion - not Lestes alacer
The antehumeral stripe in Lestes alacer has straight edges.
Your specimen shows somewhat jagged edges to this stripe.

Your damselfly could be L. australis or L. unguiculatus.
I'm not sure how to separate these two species with a photo.

I took the ID from another source
but Michael Patten at Odonata Central ID'd as Lestes australis .
Looks just like the one that I sighted last fall in the same area.
Thanks for the correction. "Dam"sels are well named in my book.

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