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Photo#175817
Elegant Spreadwing - Lestes inaequalis

Elegant Spreadwing - Lestes inaequalis
Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
April 5, 2008
Size: 35mm

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Moved
Moved from Lestes.

Lestes inaequalis
Finally made time to look at it - keys out very quickly. This is clearly the same species as the one you brought me.

Thanks Don
That labium really does stick out.

 
If you
still have it, pop it in the pot for me and I will be able to identify. You must get a dorsal view of the abdomen to get far in the key.

 
It's gone
I'll catch another one, and save it for you after I photograph it.

Lestes sp.
Yes. The long and very visible folded labium is a give-away.

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