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Species Nehalennia irene - Sedge Sprite

Sedge Sprite - Nehalennia irene - male Top: Sedge Sprite - Nehalennia irene Bottom: Bluet - Enallagma - Nehalennia irene sedge sprite - Nehalennia irene - male In the shady green glenn - Nehalennia irene - female Sprite - Nehalennia irene - male 3014205 damsel - Nehalennia irene - male - female zygoptera - Nehalennia irene Nehalennia irene - Sedge Sprite - Nehalennia irene - male
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies)
Suborder Zygoptera (Damselflies)
Family Coenagrionidae (Narrow-winged Damselflies)
Genus Nehalennia (Sprites)
Species irene (Sedge Sprite)
Size
24-30 mm
Identification
Thicker than sphagnum sprite. Metallic green body with blue tip and yellow thorax.
See Ed Lam (1) page 88
Range
Northern half of the US
Season
June through September
Works Cited
1.Damselflies of the Northeast
Ed Lam. 2004. Biodiversity Books.