kids encyclopedia robot

Lestes facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
For the suffix "-lestes", see List of commonly used taxonomic affixes.
Quick facts for kids
Lestes
Lestes sponsa female.JPG
female Lestes sponsa
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Suborder: Zygoptera
Family: Lestidae
Genus: Lestes
Leach, 1815

Lestes is a genus of damselfly in the family Lestidae. The family hold their wings at about 45 degrees to the body when resting. This distinguishes them from most other species of damselflies which hold the wings along, and parallel to, the body when at rest.

The name Lestes comes from the Greek word λῃστής (lēistēs) meaning predator.

Species

The genus Lestes includes the following species:

  • Lestes alacer Hagen, 1861 – Plateau Spreadwing
  • Lestes alfonsoi González & Novelo, 2001
  • Lestes amicus Martin, 1910
  • Lestes angularis Fraser, 1929
  • Lestes apollinaris Navás, 1934
  • Lestes auripennis Fraser, 1955
  • Lestes auritus Hagen in Selys, 1862
  • Lestes australis Walker, 1952 – Southern Spreadwing
  • Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798) – Southern Emerald Damselfly, Migrant Spreadwing
  • Lestes basidens Belle, 1997
  • Lestes bipupillatus Calvert, 1909
  • Lestes concinnus Hagen in Selys, 1862
  • Lestes congener Hagen, 1861 – Spotted Spreadwing
  • Lestes curvatus Belle, 1997
  • Lestes debellardi De Marmels, 1992
  • Lestes dichrostigma Calvert, 1909
  • Lestes disjunctus Selys, 1862 – Northern Spreadwing
  • Lestes dissimulans Fraser, 1955
  • Lestes dorothea Fraser, 1924
  • Lestes dryas Kirby, 1890 – Emerald Spreadwing, Scarce Emerald Damselfly, Robust Spreadwing, Turlough Spreadwing
  • Lestes elatus Hagen in Selys, 1862
  • Lestes eurinus Say, 1839 – Amber-winged Spreadwing
  • Lestes falcifer Sjöstedt, 1918
  • Lestes fernandoi Costa, De Souza & Muzón, 2006
  • Lestes forcipatus Rambur, 1842 – Sweetflag Spreadwing
  • Lestes forficula Rambur, 1842 – Rainpool Spreadwing
  • Lestes garoensis Lahiri, 1987
  • Lestes helix Ris, 1918
  • Lestes henshawi Calvert, 1907
  • Lestes ictericus Gerstäcker, 1869
  • Lestes inaequalis Walsh, 1862 – Elegant Spreadwing
  • Lestes japonicus Selys, 1883
  • Lestes jerrelli Tennessen, 1997
  • Lestes jurzitzai Muzon, 1994
  • Lestes macrostigma (Eversmann, 1836) – Dark Emerald Damselfly or Dark Spreadwing
  • Lestes malabaricus Fraser, 1929
  • Lestes malaisei Schmidt, 1964
  • Lestes minutus Selys, 1862
  • Lestes nigriceps Fraser, 1924
  • Lestes nodalis Selys, 1891
  • Lestes numidicus Samraoui, Weekers & Dumont, 2003
  • Lestes ochraceus Selys, 1862
  • Lestes pallidus Rambur, 1842
  • Lestes patricia Fraser, 1924
  • Lestes paulistus Calvert, 1909
  • Lestes pictus Hagen in Selys, 1862
  • Lestes pinheyi Fraser, 1955
  • Lestes plagiatus (Burmeister, 1839)
  • Lestes praecellens Lieftinck, 1937
  • Lestes praemorsus Hagen in Selys, 1862
  • Lestes praevius Lieftinck, 1940
  • Lestes pruinescens Martin, 1910
  • Lestes quadristriatus Calvert, 1909
  • Lestes rectangularis Say, 1839 – Slender Spreadwing
  • Lestes regulatus Martin, 1910
  • Lestes scalaris Gundlach, 1888
  • Lestes secula May, 1993
  • Lestes sigma Calvert, 1901 – Chalky Spreadwing
  • Lestes silvaticus Schmidt, 1951
  • Lestes simplex Hagen, 1861
  • Lestes simulatrix McLachlan, 1895
  • Lestes spatula Fraser, 1946
  • Lestes sponsa (Hansemann, 1823) – Emerald Damselfly, Common Spreadwing
  • Lestes spumarius Hagen in Selys, 1862 – Antillean Spreadwing
  • Lestes sternalis Navás, 1930
  • Lestes stultus Hagen, 1861 – Black Spreadwing
  • Lestes temporalis Selys, 1883
  • Lestes tenuatus Rambur, 1842 – Blue-striped Spreadwing
  • Lestes thoracicus Laidlaw, 1920
  • Lestes tikalus Kormoondy, 1959
  • Lestes trichonus Belle, 1997
  • Lestes tricolor Erichson, 1848
  • Lestes tridens McLachlan, 1895
  • Lestes umbrinus Selys, 1891
  • Lestes uncifer Karsch, 1899
  • Lestes undulatus Say, 1840
  • Lestes unguiculatus Hagen, 1861 – Lyre-tipped Spreadwing
  • Lestes urubamba Kennedy, 1942
  • Lestes vidua Hagen, 1861 – Carolina Spreadwing
  • Lestes vigilax Hagen in Selys, 1862 – Swamp Spreadwing
  • Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825) – Small Emerald Damselfly, Small Spreadwing
  • Lestes virgatus (Burmeister, 1839)
  • Lestes viridulus Rambur, 1842

Gallery

kids search engine
Lestes Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.