Widely distributed in Vermont but more scarce in occurrence than most of our spreadwings. Appears to be primarily, though not exclusively, associated with bog and other acidic wetlands as well as ponds with a boggy shoreline. Stokes and McPeek (2006) note this species as the only Lestes adapted to fishless, permanent water habitats. On average, found at higher elevations sites that other Lestes. Our earliest-appearing spreadwing, though its flight abundance roughly corresponds to that of L. inaequalis.
May 28 – Aug 11