They’re back!

Great Spreadwing damselflies (Archilestes grandis), that is, and it’s good to see them! 22 September is believed to be a new early date for Great Spreadwing at Huntley Meadows Park; the previous early date was 06 October.

Two males were spotted at a vernal pool in a remote location in the park. More photos of both males will be featured in a follow-up post.

Male 1

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

Male 2

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3 Responses to “They’re back!”

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    […] I found the female Slender Spreadwing while searching for Great Spreadwing damselflies (Archilestes grandis). As it turns out, the first Great Spreadwings of 2016 were spotted at the same location on 22 September. […]

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    […] Park. A formerly fishless vernal pool in a remote location at the park was less than productive, yielding only two males as a result of intense searches during September and October. Given this context, imagine my […]

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