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Taxonomic Hierarchy for Freshwater Invertebrate Collection


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Lestes congener

Freshwater Invertebrate Collection

Common NameSpotted spreadwing SeasonalityLate summer, mid July to early October (Walker). IdentificationThorax blackish-bronze above, yellowish below, with clear wings. Two dark spots are found on the metepimeron. Male: 34-36 mm long, up to 42 mm in some populations. Inferior appendages less than half the length of superior appendages. Pruinosity develops with age at wing base and abdomen (segments 1,2, 8, 9 and 10). Female: 32-34 mm long, up to 39 mm in some populations. Pruinosity develops with age on the pterothorax and wing base.

Taxonomic Hierarchy for Freshwater Invertebrate Collection