Slender Spreadwing damselfly (female)

The following photos show a Slender Spreadwing damselfly (Lestes rectangularis) spotted on 17 September 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.

Slender Spreadwing damselfly (female)

Slender Spreadwing damselfly (female)

Slender Spreadwing damselfly (female)

Cleared for take-off …

Slender Spreadwing damselfly (female)

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