Nebraska Dragonflies and Damselflies
The Sedge Sprite is our only representative of the Nehalennia genus. It is very small, slender and delicate. The male has an iridescent green thorax with no stripes. The abdomen is also green, with a blue tip. The female is paler and without as much blue on the tip of the abdomen.
Sedge Sprite male
Size: 24-29mm (0.9-1.1 in)
Habitat: dense sedge marshes
Great Plains Range: NE, SD, ND, WY, MT, IA, MN
Flight season: late May to early August
Green indicates accepted county record (specimen or photograph).
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