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  Dot-tailed Whiteface
            Leucorrhinia intacta (Hagen, 1861)

Species distribution map

Range & Habitat:

Has been recorded from most northern counties.  There are old records from Burlington and Camden.

Boggy and marshy ponds and lakes, beaver ponds and other similar haunts

Dot-tailed Whiteface male 

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Description:

Our commonest Whiteface, mature males are readily identified by the black body with a white or yellow spot on S7.

Tenerals and females are brown with a row of pointy yellow spots on the abdomen.  Usually the spot on S7 is truncated into a trapezoid. Hudsonian Whiteface is usually smaller but can be very similar.

 

Conservation Status:

State: S4S5 - Apparently to demonstrably secure in New Jersey

Global: G5 - Secure globally, but possibly rare in parts of its range

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Flight season:

Early Date: 5/1
Late Date: 7/10

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Flight Season

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Number of Records
25 
25 18 2
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Months

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Date, distribution, and status data courtesy of Allen Barlow, NJOS

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