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Canada Whiteface (Leucorrhinia patricia)




June 13, 2012


Canada Whiteface dragonflies closely resemble Crimson-ringed Whiteface and often co-occur. They are noticeably smaller, though and that can be your first clue. Still, it is best to check in hand and have a close look at the hamules of the male to confirm ID. That was done with this individual, but you can actually see the hamule through the hind wing here. Compare with the shape in a closeup of the hamules in the inset and I am sure you will agree.

This species was first found in New Brunswick in the bogs of Kouchibouguac National Park in 1977. It is a good thing that I saw my very first in the same area 32 years later in 2010 and then again in 2011 and 2012. This year we will certainly be looking for them in the bogs of Fundy National Park during our 2016 Bio-blitz:

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