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Species Lestes disjunctus - Northern Spreadwing

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies)
Suborder Zygoptera (Damselflies)
Family Lestidae (Spreadwings)
Genus Lestes
Species disjunctus (Northern Spreadwing)
Explanation of Names
Author of species is Selys, 1862.
Length 33-43 mm
Much of North America (subpsecies disjunctus and australis).
Variety of still, slow-moving waters.
Late June-October in the north. March-December in Texas, Louisiana.
See Also
Common Spreadwing, Lestes disjunctus disjunctus separated from Sweetflag Spreadwing, Lestes forcipatus, and Southern Spreadwing, Lestes disjunctus australis, by anatomic details, for which, see print references.
Print References
Lam, p. 32 (1)
Nikula, p. 46 (2)
Abbott, pp. 36-39 , photos 3a, 3b (3)
Works Cited
1.Damselflies of the Northeast
Ed Lam. 2004. Biodiversity Books.
2.Stokes Beginner's Guide to Dragonflies
Donald and Lillian Stokes. 2002. Little, Brown and Company.
3.Dragonflies and Damselflies of Texas and the South-Central United States
John C. Abbott. 2005. Princeton University Press.