Northern Spreadwing
( Lestes disjunctus )


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

PHYLOGENY

Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Order:Odonata
Suborder:Zygoptera
Family:Lestidae
Taxon Code:ODO01336
ITIS TSN#:102063
Identification By:Kathy Biggs

LOCATION DETAILS
Location
Environmental Education Center, Berkeley
County:Alameda County
ECI Site#:CAEB550000
Park/Forest:Tilden Regional Park

RECOGNITION
California Damselflies: 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
California Damselflies: 30-40 mm; 33-43 mm

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

HABITAT
California Damselflies: habitat: weedy ponds, streams

REFERENCES
  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System TSN#102063
  • California Damselflies
  • California Damselflies


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