Lestes forcipatus

(Sweetflag Spreadwing)

Lestes forcipatus is another northern species that just makes it into northeastern Alabama and has not been documented in Mississippi. Interestingly, one male was collected in a spring-influenced ponded area in Hale County, AL, just below the Fall Line, which represents the southernmost known limit of its overall range. Habitat is ponds, both permanent and temporary.


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Lestes forcipatus, male

ALABAMA, Jackson County

Lestes forcipatus, female

ALABAMA, Jackson County