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Great Spreadwing (Archilestes grandis)


Overview

Overview

Great Spreadwing (Archilestes grandis), a dragonfly listed as a species of Special Concern in Wisconsin, seems to prefer slow small streams, often with alder or willows, wetlands, ponds and temporary pools. The typical flight season extends from early August to mid-October. This species is not actively tracked in the Natural Heritage Inventory Database, but it could be tracked in the future if there is further evidence of its decline.

State status

Status and Natural Heritage Inventory documented occurrences in Wisconsin

The table below provides information about the protected status - both state and federal - and the rank (S and G Ranks) for Great Spreadwing (Archilestes grandis). See the Working List Key for more information about abbreviations. Counties shaded blue have documented occurrences for this species in the Wisconsin Natural Heritage Inventory database. The map is provided as a general reference of where occurrences of this species meet NHI data standards and is not meant as a comprehensive map of all observations.

Note: Species recently added to the NHI Working List may temporarily have blank occurrence maps.


Archilestes grandis is not tracked by the Wisconsin Natural Heritage Inventory Program at this time (this species is not on the NHI Working List).
Summary Information
State Statusnone
Federal Status in Wisconsinnone
State RankSU
Global RankG5
Tracked by NHIW
WWAP r-SIN

Species guidance


A guidance document is not available at this time. Use the information from the other tabs and contact local biologists, as needed, to develop management and avoidance strategies.

Photos/Video

Photos


Great Spreadwing

Male and Female Great Spreadwing.

Photo © Dennis Paulson.

Great Spreadwing

Male Great Spreadwing.

Photo © Mike Reese.


Last revised: Wednesday, September 19, 2018