Nebraska Dragonflies and Damselflies
The Spotted Spreadwing is a late-flying damselfly with (usually) 3 pairs of prominent dark spots on the underside of its whitish thorax. The eyes are blue, the face is pale and the thorax is dark on top. The female is colored much like the male.
Spotted Spreadwing male
Green indicates accepted county record (specimen or photograph).
Size: 31-42mm (1.2-1.7 in)
Habitat: ponds and lakes, often in stagnant or saline water
Great Plains Range: NE, SD, ND, NM, CO, WY, MT, MO, IA
Flight season: late June to mid October
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