Range & Habitat:
Occurs throughout the coastal plain. A recently
discovered disjunct population exists in Sussex County.
One of our earliest odes, it is most commonly found near
sandy lakes and ponds.
Small, usually perches on the ground. Adult males are
Tenerals and females have two dark basal streaks on each
hindwing, a row of wide black triangles down the abdomen and narrow
white stripes on the front of the thorax. See
White Corporal and
While some consider the corporals to fall in
the genus Libellula, we follow Needham, Westfall & May and place
them in the separate genus Ladona.
Conservation Status:State: S4 - Apparently secure in New Jersey
Global: G5 - Secure globally, but possibly rare in parts of its range
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