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 449 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 Washington Co., Maryland (6/15/2019). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (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)

Slender Spreadwing in Kent Co., Maryland (9/20/2020). (c) pcowartrickmanphoto, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Pamela Cowart-Rickman. (MBP list)

Slender Spreadwing in Caroline Co., Maryland (7/17/2021). (c) Benjamin Schwartz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Benjamin Schwartz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Slender Spreadwing in Charles Co., Maryland (6/13/2020). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

Slender Spreadwing in Garrett Co., Maryland (8/11/2022). (c) Josh Emm, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

Slender Spreadwing in Somerset Co., Maryland (9/28/2020). (c) Jim Moore (Maryland), some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jim Moore (Maryland) via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Slender Spreadwing in Caroline Co., Maryland (7/17/2021). (c) Benjamin Schwartz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Benjamin Schwartz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Slender Spreadwing in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (6/20/2022). (c) Jonathan Irons, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jonathan Irons. (MBP list)

Slender Spreadwing in Montgomery Co., Maryland (8/16/2008). (c) Dave Roberts, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Dave Roberts. (MBP list)

Slender Spreadwing in Kent Co., Maryland (5/23/2022). (c) pcowartrickmanphoto, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Pamela Cowart-Rickman. (MBP list)

Slender Spreadwing in Calvert Co., Maryland (9/24/2021). (c) Jason Avery, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jason Avery. (MBP list)

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

A Slender Spreadwing in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/5/2018). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

A Slender Spreadwing in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/13/2020). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

Slender Spreadwing in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/20/2010). (c) Mike Ostrowski, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA). Photo by Mike Ostrowski. (MBP list)

Slender Spreadwing in Kent Co., Maryland (9/20/2020). (c) pcowartrickmanphoto, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Pamela Cowart-Rickman. (MBP list)

Slender Spreadwing in Calvert Co., Maryland (9/11/2021). (c) Jason Avery, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jason Avery. (MBP list)

Slender Spreadwing in Calvert Co., Maryland (9/24/2021). (c) Jason Avery, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jason Avery. (MBP list)

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

Slender Spreadwing in Kent Co., Maryland (9/19/2020). (c) pcowartrickmanphoto, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Pamela Cowart-Rickman. (MBP list)

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

Slender Spreadwing in Prince George's Co., Maryland (9/25/2020). (c) Shufan Gao, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Shufan Gao via iNaturalist. (MBP list)


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