Nebraska Dragonflies and Damselflies
The Great Spreadwing is a large, slender damselfly with a bright yellow thoracic stripe and blue eyes. It is much larger than the other spreadwing species. The last two abdominal segments tend to be pruinose (whitish). The female is robust, with colors similar to the male.
Great Spreadwing male
Green indicates accepted county record (specimen or photograph).
Size: 50-62mm (2.0-2.4 in)
Habitat: temporary or permanent pools and slow streams
Great Plains Range: TX, OK, KS, NE, SD, NM, CO, WY, MO, IA
Flight season: August to October
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