Northern Spreadwing Lestes disjunctus Selys, 1862Garrett only    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Odonata   >   Family Lestidae   >   Genus Lestes   


Northern Spreadwing (Lestes disjunctus), as its common name implies, is mostly northern in distribution. In Maryland, it is known only from ponds and lakes in Garrett Co. This species is part of a difficult complex which also includes which also includes Southern Spreadwing (Lestes disjunctus) and Sweetflag Spreadwing (Lestes forcipatus). Care should be taken to separate from the others, preferably in the hand (Paulson, 2001)(Lam, 2004).

There are 59 records in the project database.

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A Northern Spreadwing from Lake Co., Minnesota (7/13/2010). In Maryland Northern Spreadwing is only known from Garrett County. Photo by Terry Hibbitts. (MBP list)

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