Damselfly ~Great Spreadwing (Male) by Kimberly Chadwick


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Great Spreadwing

The largest damselfly in the U.S., Great Spreadwing is found across the country, absent only from the northern most states. Like most members of its genus, it is more likely to be found along streams than at ponds.

Originally a southwestern species, during the twentieth century it spread to the northern eastern U.S. In the Southwest, it is often encountered in vegetation lining narrow, shady canyon streams but also occurs in more open habitats such as the vegetated edges of desert oases, willow thickets bordering the backwaters of larger rivers, and even Aquatic-plant nurseries.

Inhabiting a broad elevational range, it occurs from near sea level to over 6,000 feet.


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  • 1Nino
    1Ninoover 3 years ago

    Terrific capture Kimberly!!…Tony

  • Thank you so much Tony!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 3 years ago

    Nicely captured!

  • Thank you as always Trish!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosover 3 years ago

    Lovely composition – this one is just gorgeous.

  • I appreciate that so much my friend!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • John44
    John44over 3 years ago

    Kim this is spot on
    What a fine macro !

  • That is very much appreciated John! Thank you!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

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