coolbugs: Bug of the DayA spreadwing damselfl…

coolbugs:

Bug of the Day

A spreadwing damselfly from my yard last August. Unfortunately, the darned thing did not stay still long enough for a full set of Glamour Shots. So thanks to Nick Block, Joshua Stuart Rose, and others for tentatively getting the id to at least a female Lestes, and possibly Lestes congener, the spotted spreadwing.

I can’t help with IDs (I throw my odonates into iNat and let other people do the dirty work), but I wanted to share a few of my recent spreadwing damsels (Plateau Spreadwing, Lestes alacer). It… uh… must be spring…