Sweetflag 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.


Sweetflag Spreadwing
Lestes forcipatus
M: 1.4–1.7" F: 1.3–1.6" 20 Jul — 26 Sep
Uncommon
Habitat: Permanent reedy ponds/temporary pools w/ seasonally-fluctuating water levels/emergent vegetation. Bog, lake/pond edges; tolerates seasonal water draw down. Adults fly slowly in and out of emergent vegetation along shore or nearby grassy fields.
Sweetflag Spreadwing (M)

Male & Female
June 22, 2013
Meadowbrook Park
Bonnie Ott

Sweetflag Spreadwing (M)

Male & Female
June 22, 2013
Meadowbrook Park
Bonnie Ott

Sweetflag Spreadwing (M)

Female & Male
June 22, 2013
Meadowbrook Park
Bonnie Ott

Video (female ovipositing)
June 24, 2013
Meadowbrook Park
Bonnie Ott

Sweetflag Spreadwing (M appendages - oblique)

Male (appendages - oblique)
July 23, 2001
Centennial Park
Bob Solem

Sweetflag Spreadwing (F)

Female
July 20, 2004
Gorman NRA
June Tveekrem

Sweetflag Spreadwing (F ovipositor)

Female (ovipositor)
August 15, 1997
Stevens Road
Bob Solem