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Genus Lestes

Spreadwing, 1:51pm - Lestes - male Spotted Spreadwing male lateral - Lestes congener - male Lestidae: Lestes unguiculatus? - Lestes Slender Spreadwing? - Lestes rectangularis - male Lestes species - Lestes - male Spreadwing sp. - Lestes - male Spreadwing sp. - Lestes - female Lestes Damselfly - Lestes rectangularis
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
Other Common Names
USE: The Odonata of North America for Common Names
USE: The Odonata of North America for Scientific Names
Odonata of North America lists 17 species in the genus. lists 15 species for this genus.
Identification can be difficult as to species.
Lestes is Greek, meaning "plunderer", no doubt referring to the predatory habits. (1)
Internet References
Insects of Cedar Creek page has links to images(of genitalia) for several different members of this genus.
Giff Beaton's page shows several members of this genus.
Works Cited
1.A Dictionary of Entomology
George Gordh, David H. Headrick. 2003. CABI Publishing.