Damselflies of the family Lestidae are commonly known as Spreadwings. This is because while most damselflies hold close their wings when at rest, the majority of Lestidae species hold their wings open. Spreadwings are typically fairly large, with narrow wings and a slender abdomen and thorax. They often have metallic colouration. There are around 9 species of Lestidae in Europe, but our collection of photographs is still largely incomplete.
Lestes sponsa (Male and female in tandem)