Lyre-tipped Spreadwing Lestes unguiculatus Hagen, 1861SH (Historical)    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Odonata   >   Family Lestidae   >   Genus Lestes   


Lyre-tipped Spreadwing (Lestes unguiculatus) is found mostly in shallow, often ephemeral ponds, and gravel pit ponds. It is currently considered to be extirpated from Maryland. The last known record was in 1978, from Baltimore County. Ed Lam (2004) suggests that the species may be irruptive in the mid-Atlantic region. It might be fruitful to check its preferred habitats from time to time to see if it has recolonized the state.

There are 2 records in the project database.

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