Great Spreadwing

Order: Odonata
- Suborder: Zygoptera (Damselfly)
- - Family: Spreadwings (Lestidae)
- - - Genus: Archilestes
- - - - Species: grandis

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Great Spreadwing, Male, Jewel of the Creek Preserve, Maricopa, AZ, 9 November 2014
Great Spreadwing, Male, Jewel of the Creek Preserve, Maricopa, AZ, 9 November 2014

Species to compare (enter common name)

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    Great Spreadwing, Male, Oak Flat Campground, Maricopa, AZ, 24 September 2008
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    Great Spreadwing, Male eating Arroyo Bluet, Enallagma praevarum, Queen Creek, Pinal, AZ, 4 August 2013. Note male bluet still in tandem with female!
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    Great Spreadwing, Immature male, Jewel of the Creek Preserve, Cave Creek, Maricopa, AZ, 19 May 2013
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    Great Spreadwing, Female, Jewel of the Creek Preserve, Cave Creek, Maricopa, AZ, 20 November 2010
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    Great Spreadwing, Female, Oak Flat Mine Pond, Pinal, AZ, 15 October 2017
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    Great Spreadwing, Female, West Fork of Oak Creek, Coconino, AZ, 5 October 2008
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    Great Spreadwing, Female, Oak Flat Mine Pond, Pinal, AZ, 1 November 2014
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    Great Spreadwing, Immature female, Oak Flat, Pinal, AZ, 18 June 2011
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    Great Spreadwing, Pair in tandem, Hot Springs Canyon (Muleshoe Ranch), Cochise, AZ, 14 October 2012
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    Great Spreadwing, Female ovipositing, Jewel of the Creek Preserve, Cave Creek, Maricopa, 20 November 2010. Insert shows detail of ovipositor.
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