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Southern Spreadwing
Lestes australis
The Southern Spreadwing (Lestes australis) is widespread across the eastern two-thirds of the U.S. It can be a very common species in many locations. The shot of the male shown in the top image was taken in Kenedy Co., Texas in June 2002, with a Canon EOS 1V and EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens with a 1.4X extender and 550 EX flash. This was a film shot on Fuji Velvia.
The Southern Spreadwing in the two shots shown here was in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in April, 2007. These shots were taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark II and EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender.
The male Southern Spreadwings in the next two shots were in Bastrop State Park, Bastrop Co., Texas, in May, 2008. These images were taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender and flash.
The female Southern Spreadwing shown here was near Waelder, Gonzales Co., Texas, in April, 2010. This shot was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and an EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender and 580 flash.
The male Southern Spreadwing shown here was at Palmetto State Park, Gonzales Co., Texas, in August, 2010. This shot was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and a Sigma 50-500mm lens and Canon 580 flash.
This male Southern Spreadwing was in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in October, 2010. This shot was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and a Sigma 50-500mm lens and Canon 580 flash.
The female on the right was at Santa Ana N.W.R., Hidalgo Co., Texas, in December, 2010. This shot was taken with the same gear as the previous image.
The next two shots of male Southern Spreadwings were taken in the Sam Houston National Forest, San Jacinto Co., Texas, in April, 2012.
The female Southern Spreadwing on the right was in Dripping Springs, Hays Co., Texas, in July, 2012. This shot was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and an EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 1.4X extender.
Southern Spreadwing
Lestes australis
female
Santa Ana N.W.R.,
Hidalgo Co., Texas
22 February 2014
Southern Spreadwing
Lestes australis
young male
Santa Ana N.W.R.,
Hidalgo Co., Texas
22 February 2014
Southern Spreadwing
Lestes australis
female
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
13 April 2015
Southern Spreadwing
Lestes australis
female
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
13 April 2015
Southern Spreadwing
Lestes australis
female
Shenandoah Lake,
Rockingham Co., Virginia
29 June 2015
Lat 38.38133, Lon -78.840373
Southern Spreadwing
Lestes australis
female
Shenandoah Lake,
Rockingham Co., Virginia
29 June 2015
Lat 38.38133, Lon -78.840373
Southern Spreadwing
Lestes australis
male
Independence Park,
Gonzales,
Gonzales Co., Texas
24 July 2015
Southern Spreadwing
Lestes australis
male
Palmetto State Park,
Gonzales Co., Texas
24 July 2015
Southern Spreadwing
Lestes australis
male
Palmetto State Park,
Gonzales Co., Texas
24 July 2015
Southern Spreadwing
Lestes australis
male
Southeast Metro Park,
Travis Co., Texas
4 March 2016
Southern Spreadwing
Lestes australis
female
Kisatchie National Forest,
Natchitoches Parish,
Louisiana
2 April 2016
Southern Spreadwing
Lestes australis
male
Co. Rd. 29 near Palo Duro Reservoir,
Hansford Co., Texas
15 June 2016
Lat 36.356983, Lon -101.123507
Southern Spreadwing
Lestes australis
male
Co. Rd. 29 near Palo Duro Reservoir,
Hansford Co., Texas
15 June 2016
Lat 36.356983, Lon -101.123507
Southern Spreadwing
Lestes australis
male
Co. Rd. 29 near Palo Duro Reservoir,
Hansford Co., Texas
15 June 2016
Lat 36.356983, Lon -101.123507
Southern Spreadwing
Lestes australis
male
Co. Rd. 29 near Palo Duro Reservoir,
Hansford Co., Texas
15 June 2016
Lat 36.356983, Lon -101.123507
Southern Spreadwing
Lestes australis
male
McKinney Roughs Nature Park,
Bastrop Co., Texas
30 November 2016
Southern Spreadwing
Lestes australis
male
McKinney Roughs Nature Park,
Bastrop Co., Texas
30 November 2016
Southern Spreadwing
Lestes australis
male
McKinney Roughs Nature Park,
Bastrop Co., Texas
30 November 2016
Southern Spreadwing
Lestes australis
male
Dripping Springs Ranch Park,
Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
15 April 2017