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Species Lestes unguiculatus - Lyre-tipped Spreadwing

Lyre-tipped Spreadwing - Lestes unguiculatus - female Spreadwing - Lestes unguiculatus Damselfly - Lestes unguiculatus - female Lyre-tipped Spreadwing in Nova Scotia - Lestes unguiculatus - male Damsel couple 2 - Lestes unguiculatus Lestidae: Lestes unguiculatus? - Lestes unguiculatus - male Spreadwing - Lestes unguiculatus Lyre-tipped Spreadwing - Lestes unguiculatus - male
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 unguiculatus (Lyre-tipped Spreadwing)
Explanation of Names
Author of species is Hagen, 1861.
Length 31-44 mm
Abdomen metallic green in male, pruinosity on segment 8 with dark triangle on top. Distinctive lyre-shaped paraprocts.
Band across north-central North America: West Virginia north to Nova Scotia, west to British Columbia, Pacific Northwest, south to Oklahoma, Texas. (1) May occur sporadically in mid-Atlantic states.
Open ponds, pools, slow parts of streams.
Summer-fall. June (Texas). June-November (Maine). June-October (Ontario).
Print References
Abbott, p. 44, photos 4c, 4d (1)
Lam, p. 29 (2)
Internet References
Odonata of North America, Updated September 2007
Works Cited
1.Dragonflies and Damselflies of Texas and the South-Central United States
John C. Abbott. 2005. Princeton University Press.
2.Damselflies of the Northeast
Ed Lam. 2004. Biodiversity Books.