Lestes unguiqulatus (Lyre-tipped Spreadwing)Widely scattered, especially across the western part of the state but does not usually occur in large numbers at any given site. Preferred habitat seems to be small, marshy areas, often along or near rivers within the Champlain Valley and the Vermont Valley. A healthy presence on Grand Isle indicates association with non-riparian wetlands. Though only two records exist for the Connecticut River Valley, it is likely to be more common in that region than the data indicate. A low-elevation species, rarely found above 1,000 ft. Adults may be found in grassy fields away from water.

Conservation Status

State: S3S4
Global: G5

Flight Period

June 10 – Sept 21

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Vermont Distribution