Nebraska Dragonflies and Damselflies
The Lyre-tipped Spreadwing is similar to the Common Spreadwing, but the tips of the male's lower appendages curve outward in the shape of a lyre. The back of the head is mostly pale.
Lyre-tipped Spreadwing male
Photo courtesy of Loren and Babs Padelford.
Green indicates accepted county record (specimen or photograph).
Size: 33-41mm (1.2-1.7 in)
Habitat: ponds or sloughs with dense emergent vegetation
Great Plains Range: KS, NE, SD, ND, CO, WY, MT, MO, IA, MN
Flight season: early June to early October
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