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For the United States & Canada

Species Lestes australis - Southern Spreadwing

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Classification
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 australis (Southern Spreadwing)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sometimes listed as a subspecies, Lestes disjunctus australis. Odonata of North America lists as a separate species.
Explanation of Names
Author of species is Walker, 1952.
Size
length 36-46 mm
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