Nebraska Dragonflies and Damselflies
The Emerald Spreadwing is a small, northern, early-season species. Both the male and female are a bright, metallic green color. It is a rare transcontinental species, and Nebraska is on the southern edge of therange. The scattered records of this species are mainly fromnorthwestern counties.
Emerald Spreadwing male
Green indicates accepted county record (specimen or photograph).
Size: 32-40mm (1.3-1.6 in)
Habitat: ponds, often temporary or wooded, with dense vegetation
Great Plains Range: NE, SD, ND, NM, CO, WY, MT, IA, MN
Flight season: early June to July
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