Sunday, August 21, 2011

Slender Spreadwing

Slender Spreadwings are identified by their long, thin abdomens and by the whitish wing edges. Note that the wings narrow to stalks where they attach to the body. In July, Scott King found this individual at Lake Byllesby County Park in Dakota County. They favor ponds, wetlands, and streams.  Eastern Spreadwings are found acorss a wide area of eastern North America. I was tickled to learn from Scott that the Spanish for Odonata is Caballitos del Diablo--Devil's Ponies.

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