Slender Spreadwing damselfly (female)

 

Slender Spreadwing damselfly (female)

The preceding photo shows a Slender Spreadwing damselfly (Lestes rectangularis) spotted on 24 August 2014 alongside the boardwalk in the central wetland area hemi-marsh at Huntley Meadows Park.

This individual is a female as indicated by its terminal appendages and the ovipositor located on the underside of the posterior abdomen.

Copyright © 2014 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved.

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