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Species Lestes alacer - Plateau Spreadwing

Plateau Spreadwing (Lestes alacer) - Lestes alacer Unknown Spreadwing - Lestes alacer Damsel - Lestes alacer - male tan damselfly - Lestes alacer - female Lestes alacer_Plateau Spreadwing 2 - Lestes alacer - female Damselfly on grass - Lestes alacer - female Damselfly - Lestes alacer - female
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 alacer (Plateau Spreadwing)
Explanation of Names
Author of species is Hagen, 1861.
Internet References
Odonata of North America, Updated September 2007