Slender Spreadwing Lestes rectangularis Say, 1839  
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Odonata   >   Family Lestidae   >   Genus Lestes   

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Slender Spreadwing (Lestes rectangularis) is a very elongate, gracile species, with a proportionately very long abdomen. It is found commonly throughout Maryland. This species is found in a wide variety of habitats, from well-vegetated lakes and ponds, to wooded wetlands, slow streams, and sometimes vernal pools (Paulson, 2011).

Description:

Note pale veins at wingtips.

There are 373 records in the project database.

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A Slender Spreadwing in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/18/2014). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Slender Spreadwing in Prince George's Co., Maryland (7/7/2018). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A female Slender Spreadwing in Harford Co., Maryland (7/11/2008). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Slender Spreadwing in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/26/2014). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Slender Spreadwing at Andelot Farm, Kent Co., Maryland (6/7/2014). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

A Slender Spreadwing in Garrett Co., Maryland (7/2/2006). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A teneral Slender Spreadwing in Howard Co., Maryland (5/31/2013). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A Slender Spreadwing in Harford Co., Maryland (6/8/2017). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)


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