New York Natural Heritage Program
Lyre-tipped Spreadwing
Lestes unguiculatus Hagen, 1861

New York State Distribution [-]
Lyre-tipped Spreadwings have been documented in 30 counties including northern, western, central and southern New York, plus Long Island. During a recent odonate atlas (White et al. 2010), their distribution was determined to include the four counties of Saratoga, Chenango, St. Lawrence, and Jefferson. The species appears to be sporadic or episodic in its occurrence in the state and presence can vary greatly from year to year across sites.

Global Distribution [-]
The global range for Lyre-tipped Spreadwings extends from British Columbia eastward through Canada to Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and southward into the United States covering most states except for the most southern below the line of California and Tennessee (Abbott 2006-2017). New York lies near the eastern edge of the overall range.
Best Places to See
• Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park (Saratoga County)