Emerald Spreadwing Lestes dryas Kirby, 1890Extirpated    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Odonata   >   Family Lestidae   >   Genus Lestes   


Emerald Spreadwing (Lestes dryas) is a northern species, known historically from Baltimore County. There are no recent records, and it is currently considered to be extirpated from Maryland. It prefers shallow, vegetated ponds and lakes, including ephemeral ponds, but usually fishless (Paulson, 2011).

There is 1 record in the project database.

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A female Emerald Spreadwing found in Baxter State Park, Maine (7/3/2010). For Maryland there is only one historical record from Baltimore County. Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

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