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BugGuide is a National Moth Week Partner. How to add your National Moth Week 2021 photos. July 17-25.

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

National Moth Week 2020 photos of insects and people.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

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Genus Lestes

Phylum Arthropoda - Arthropods
Subphylum Hexapoda - Hexapods
Class Insecta - Insects
Order Odonata - Dragonflies and Damselflies
Suborder Zygoptera - Damselflies
Family Lestidae - Spreadwings
Genus Lestes

Species alacer - Plateau Spreadwing
Species australis - Southern Spreadwing
Species congener - Spotted Spreadwing
Species disjunctus - Northern Spreadwing
Species dryas - Emerald Spreadwing
Species eurinus - Amber-winged Spreadwing
Species forcipatus - Sweetflag Spreadwing
Species forficula - Rainpool Spreadwing
Species inaequalis - Elegant Spreadwing
Species rectangularis - Slender Spreadwing
Species sigma - Chalky Spreadwing
Species spumarius - Antillean Spreadwing
Species stultus - Black Spreadwing
Species tenuatus - Blue-striped Spreadwing
Species unguiculatus - Lyre-tipped Spreadwing
Species vidua - Carolina Spreadwing
Species vigilax - Swamp Spreadwing