Spotted Spreadwing
Lestidae Lestes congener

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Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge
 30 July 2006



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Juab County 23 August 2005


Photo Details - ŠNicky Davis
Near Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Box Elder County, Utah - 30 July 2006
1. Lateral
2.  Head and thorax - side view
3., 4. Appendages

Juab County
1. Mating Pair August  23, 2005, near Scipio but in Juab County, Utah

  •   1 1/4 to 1 3/4 inches long.
  • Thorax is bronze-black with yellow stripe down center of upper surface and 4 dark spots on the underside.  
  • Lower appendages are less than half the length of the upper appendages. 
  • Stigma, dark brown. 
  • Habitat -  ponds with cattails, bulrushes and sedges.
  • Adult  food is a variety of soft-bodied flying insects such as mosquitos, flies and moths.  This spot was full of gnats and mosquitoes.

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