Part 3: More adult male Slender Spreadwings

The Backstory: A cohort of emergent/teneral Slender Spreadwing damselflies (Lestes rectangularis) was discovered during late-May and early-June 2016 at a vernal pool located in Huntley Meadows Park (HMP). I have seen/photographed many female Slender Spreadwings in the past, but only one male. For the next few weeks, I focused upon finding and photographing mostly males from the cohort.

More Adult Males

Two Slender Spreadwing damselflies were spotted on 10 June 2016 in a meadow located near a vernal pool from which they probably emerged.

Both individuals are adult males, as indicated by their coloration and terminal appendages.

Editor’s Note: This is Part 3 in a five-part series of blog posts documenting a cohort of Slender Spreadwing damselflies that emerged from a single vernal pool at Huntley Meadows Park, presented in reverse-chronological order from mature, reproducing adults to emergent tenerals.

Copyright © 2016 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved.

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