Lestes rectangularis


Common Names: Slender spreadwing
Category: Insects
Sub-category: Damselflies


Adults are about 2 inches long, with a wingspan of 1.2 inches. Its wings are translucent in contrast to a long, slender abdomen. The eyes are blue and there is a blue shoulder stripe. L. rectangularis can be distinguished from other spreadwings by the lack of a blue tip on its abdomen.

It lives near ponds, marshes, and bogs, where it flies during the summer months.

Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.
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