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Species Lestes eurinus - Amber-winged 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 eurinus (Amber-winged Spreadwing)
Explanation of Names
Author of species is Say, 1839.
Length 42-52 mm
Male metallic green, often with extensive pruinosity. Female with distinctive yellow patches on side of thorax. Both have amber wings, but this can be difficult to see in the field. (1)
Northeastern North America
Ponds (often temporary ones), bogs, lakes without fish.
Summer. May-August (Virginia). June-August (Maine).
Print References
Lam, p. 25 (1)
Internet References
Odonata of North America, Updated September 2007
Works Cited
1.Damselflies of the Northeast
Ed Lam. 2004. Biodiversity Books.