Swamp Spreadwing

Place name abbreviations: MPEA - Middle Patuxent Environment Area; PRSP - Patuxent River State Park; PVSP - Patapsco River Valley State Park; UMDCF - University of Maryland Central Farm. 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.


Swamp Spreadwing
Lestes vigilax
M: 1.7–2.2" F: 1.7–2.0" 5 Jun — 4 Sep
Uncommon
Habitat: Vegetated shorelines of bog-edged ponds or slow-moving streams. When not ovipositing, females are usually in forested areas away from sunlight.
Swamp Spreadwing (M)

Male
July 28, 2012
Dickey Farm
Wes Earp

Swamp Spreadwing (M appendages)

Male (appendages - dorsal)
July 28, 2012
Dickey Farm
Wes Earp

Swamp Spreadwing (F)

Female
August 19, 2012
Dunteachin Farm
Bonnie Ott

Swamp Spreadwing (F)

Female
August 19, 2012
Dunteachin Farm
Bonnie Ott

Swamp Spreadwing (F)

Female
August 19, 2012
Dunteachin Farm
Bonnie Ott

Swamp Spreadwing (F)

Female (ovipositor)
August 20, 2011
Dickey Farm
Sue Earp