Lestidae

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Lestidae

[′les·tə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A family of odonatan insects belonging to the Zygoptera; distinguished by the wings being held in a V position while at rest.
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Various local species, along with their cousins, the damselflies, have telling names like ebony jewel-wing, amber-winged spreadwing, red damsel, red bluet, orange bluet, violet dancer, spotted blue darner, sand dragon, calico pennant, blue pirate, green jacket, ruby meadowfly, goldenwing, and red saddlebag.
Illustrations and text on damselflies, the Zygoptera, begin on page 49 (and continue to page 164) with damselflies organized into the Broadwinged Damsel family, the Spreadwing family, and the Pond Damsel family.
This talented Sutherlin duo have put together a how-to book that's coffee table worthy, thanks in particular to his photos of such delicate creatures as spreadwing damselflies.