Great Spreadwing damselfly (male)

Several Great Spreadwing damselflies (Archilestes grandis) were spotted on 15 October 2015 near a vernal pool in the forest at Huntley Meadows Park. The following individual is a male, as indicated by its coloration, hamules, and terminal appendages.

A Great Spreadwing damselfly (Archilestes grandis) spotted at Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax County, Virginia USA. This individual is a male.

With handsome azurite-colored eyes accented by green and yellow racing stripes on their thorax, male Great Spreadwings are one of my favorite damselflies!

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6 Responses to “Great Spreadwing damselfly (male)”

  1. Mike Powell Says:

    They are one of my favorites too (and you deserve a lot of credit for helping to introduce me to them). Thanks.

  2. laura lecce Says:

    Love this! Even his eyes are the most amazing blue. Truly gorgeous photo Walter.

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