Southern Spreadwing (Lestes australis)

Statewide and common in NC, some treat this taxon as a subspecies of Common Spreadwing (Lestes disjunctus australis). Generally found around marshy or bottomland habitats near lakes and ponds.
Southern Spreadwing (Lestes australis) Southern Spreadwing (Lestes australis), male
Alleghany Co., NC
21 Oct 2007

Southern Spreadwing (Lestes australis) Southern Spreadwing (Lestes australis), female
Alleghany Co., NC
2 June 2007

This small spreadwing was found flying in the marshy edge of a permanent pond along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Southern Spreadwing (Lestes australis) Southern Spreadwing (Lestes australis), female
Alleghany Co., NC
2 June 2007


Southern Spreadwing (Lestes disjunctus australis) Orange Co., NC
19 Sep 2004

Southern Spreadwing (Lestes disjunctus australis) Southern Spreadwing (Lestes australis)
Pender Co., NC
13 Sep 2009
Southern Spreadwing (Lestes disjunctus australis) Southern Spreadwing (Lestes australis)
Pender Co., NC
13 Sep 2009

Southern Spreadwing (Lestes disjunctus australis) Southern Spreadwing (Lestes australis)
Harnett Co., NC
23 May 2007
Southern Spreadwing (Lestes disjunctus australis) Southern Spreadwing (Lestes australis)
Harnett Co., NC
23 May 2007

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