Emerald Spreadwing
Location: Botha, AB
Date: June 27, 2013
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Common Name:  Emerald Spreadwing

Latin Name:  Lestes dryas Kirby, 1890
                        (R. Bercha, det.)

Length:  35 - 36 mm

Range: Throughout Alberta

Habitat:  Ponds in forested and peatland area

Time of year seen: June -August (Additional Sightings)

Diet: Insects

Other: A widespread species found from the north western tip of British Columbia angling south to Nova Scotia.  It is the earliest Spreadwing damselfly to emerge, with adults on the wing as early as late may to the beginning of June.  Typically found in / near permanent ponds and vernal ponds in wooded and peatland areas.  (Walker et al, 1953 and Acorn, 2004)  


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