Massachusetts Odonate County List

Jewelwings (Calopterygidae) & Spreadwings (Lestidae)


This page was updated on 16 January 2006.


This list was originally compiled by Chris Leahy, revised by Richard Forster, and has been updated by Blair Nikula, Jackie Sones, Jeremiah Trimble and others.

Most records are based upon specimens or, in a few cases, capture and release. Sight records have been accepted only for a few easily identified species.

"H" indicates a species known only historically (pre-1950). Counties are arranged in a generally west to east, then north to south order.


County:

Berkshire

Franklin

Hampshire

Hampden

Worcester

Middlesex

Essex

Suffolk

Norfolk

Bristol

Plymouth

Barnstable

Dukes

Nantucket

River Jewelwing
(Calopteryx aequabilis)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

-

X

X

X

- - -
Superb Jewelwing
(Calopteryx amata)

X

X

X

X

X

X

- - - - - - - -
Sparkling Jewelwing
(Calopteryx dimidiata)

-

-

X

X

-

X

X -

H

X

H

- - -
Ebony Jewelwing
(Calopteryx maculata)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

- -
American Rubyspot
(Hetaerina americana)
X

X

X

X

X

X

H

-

H

X -

H

- -
Spotted Spreadwing
(Lestes congener)

X

X

X X

X

X

X

-

X

X

X

X

- -
Common Spreadwing
(Lestes disjunctus)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

H

X

X

X

-

X

Emerald Spreadwing
(Lestes dryas)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

-

X

X

X

H

- -
Amber-winged Spreadwing
(Lestes eurinus)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

-

X

X

X

X

- -
Sweetflag Spreadwing
(Lestes forcipatus)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

-

X

X

X

X

H

-
Elegant Spreadwing
(Lestes inaequalis)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

-

X

X

X

X

- -
Slender Spreadwing
(Lestes rectangularis)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

-

X

X

X

X

X

-
Lyre-tipped Spreadwing
(Lestes unguiculatus)

H

-

H

-

H

H

X

-

X

H

-

X

-

H

Swamp Spreadwing
(Lestes vigilax)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

-

X

X

X

X

-

H

 


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