Range & Habitat:
Common in the northern counties.
Found in a variety of habitats, usually in forested areas.
Larger than the other corporals, it usually perches on the
ground or on flat surfaces.
Males become pruinose white on the front of the thorax and
Females and tenerals have a triangular dark basal patch on
the hindwing, broad light stripes on the front of the thorax and
a broad dark stripe down the abdomen. Mature females may
become thinly pruinose white on the front of the thorax and the
base of the abdomen.
See Blue 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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