Amber-winged Spreadwing Lestes eurinus Say, 1839S3 (Watch list)  
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Odonata   >   Family Lestidae   >   Genus Lestes   

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Amber-winged Spreadwing (Lestes eurinus) is a distinctive, heavy-bodied species, showing diagnostic amber-colored wings, just as the common name would suggest. This spreadwing is found in a variety of ponds and wetlands, usually fishless (Paulson, 2011). It is widespread from western Maryland to the Piedmont, but has not been recorded from the Eastern Shore (Richard Orr's Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia). It is considered an S3 (on the watch list).

There are 30 records in the project database.

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An Amber-winged Spreadwing found near a beaver pond in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/15/2008). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

An Amber-winged Spreadwing in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/12/2015). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

An Amber-winged Spreadwing in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/10/2007). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Mating Amber-winged Spreadwings in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/8/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)


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