Northern Spreadwing
( Lestes disjunctus )


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PHOTO COMMENT

IDENTIFICATION
Identification:Lestes disjunctus
(Hagen in Selys ,1862 )
Common Name:Northern Spreadwing
Life Stage:(A) adult

PHYLOGENY

Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Order:Odonata
Suborder:Zygoptera
Family:Lestidae
Genus:Lestes
Taxon Code:ODO01336
ITIS/TSN:102063

LOCATION DETAILS
Location Name
Gardens at Lake Merritt, Lakeside Park, 666 Bellevue, Oakland
County:Alameda County
ECI Site#:CA01100110

RECOGNITION
Description
Male: blue eyes; thorax becomes pruinose pale blue; first two and last two or three abdominal segment become pruinose gray-blue; other segments have dark/green sheen; lower appendages long & straight but may be held crossed or like a V (examine carefully with hand lens); black stigma; female: more stout; no pruinosity; ovipositor does NOT extend beyond end of abdomen
Body Length
30-43 mm.

BIOLOGY
Ecosystem
California Damselflies: habitat: weedy ponds, streams
Range
California distribution: central & northern CA
Flight Period
April through October.

CREDITS
Photographer
Eddie Dunbar
Insect Sciences Museum of California

References
ITIS.
California Damselflies


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