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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Species Nehalennia irene - Sedge Sprite

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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)
24-30 mm
Thicker than sphagnum sprite. Metallic green body with blue tip and yellow thorax.
See Ed Lam (1) page 88
Northern half of the US
June through September
Works Cited
1.Damselflies of the Northeast
Ed Lam. 2004. Biodiversity Books.