Slender Spreadwing

Place name abbreviations: MPEA - Middle Patuxent Environment Area; PRSP - Patuxent River State Park; PVSP - Patapsco River Valley State Park; WMA - Wildlife Management Area.

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Species common name
Scientific name
Length (in inches; M and F if different) Flight season
Relative abundance
Habitat.


Slender Spreadwing
Lestes rectangularis
M: 1.7–2.1" F: 1.5–1.9" 18 May — 17 Oct
Uncommon
Habitat: Shaded wetlands; swamps, mucky ponds, brooks. Perches in shore vegetation or in woodlands/shrubbery in complete shade. Immatures often not at breeding habitat.
Slender Spreadwing (M)

Male
June 16, 2016
David Force WMA
Linda Hunt

Slender Spreadwing (M)

Male
July 12, 2012
Meadowbrook Park
Bonnie Ott

Slender Spreadwing (M)

Male
July 1, 2011
Manor Woods E.S.
Richard Orr

Slender Spreadwing (M)

Male
September 9, 2006
Western Regional Park
June Tveekrem

Slender Spreadwing (M)

Male
June 9, 2013
West Friendship Park (Fox Chase)
Bonnie Ott

Slender Spreadwing (M appendages - dorsal)

Male appendages (dorsal)
June 28, 2003
River Hill H.S.
June Tveekrem

Slender Spreadwing (M appendages - ventral)

Male appendages (ventral)
August 1, 2012
Meadowbrook Park
Bonnie Ott

Slender Spreadwing (F)

Female
June 14, 2013
Mount Pleasant
Bonnie Ott

Slender Spreadwing (F)

Female
June 14, 2013
Mount Pleasant
Bonnie Ott

Slender Spreadwing (F)

Female
June 16, 2016
David Force WMA
Linda Hunt

Slender Spreadwing (F)

Female
July 12, 2012
Meadowbrook Park
Bonnie Ott

Slender Spreadwing (F)

Female
Septmber 28, 2002
Font Hill Park
Bob Solem

Slender Spreadwing (F)

Female
August 27, 2012
West Friendship Park
Bonnie Ott

Slender Spreadwing (F thorax)

Female (thorax)
August 27, 2012
Font Hill Park
Bonnie Ott