Thursday, October 16, 2014

Spotted Spreadwing Damselfly

This female Spotted Spreadwing Damselfly (Lestes congener) takes advantage of today's warm sun to lay eggs in the verticle stems of the Fox Island Nature Center Wetlands plants and young trees.

The Spreadwing Damselflies are easily mistaken for dragonflies because of the open position of their wings when perched.  The Spotted Damsel is a late season flyer along with Meadowhawk Dragonflies.
Photo by J. Ormiston