Crimson-ringed Whiteface - Leucorrhinia glacialis (Hagen, 1890 (S1))

This is a species of concern. Please report any encounters to Odonata Central.

Range & Habitat:

Found locally in the Valley & Ridge and Highlands provinces.

Frequents bogs and boggy type lakes and ponds.

Flight Season:
Early Date: 3 June
Late Date: 1 August

Flight season charts created from records in the official database maintained by Allen Barlow.

Male Dorsal - Photo by Jim Bangma
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Mature males show red between the wings and on the base of the abdomen. The similar red form of Belted Whiteface is not normally found in New Jersey. Females have a row of rather narrow spots of red or yellow on S1-S7 and are very difficult to separate from female Belted Whiteface.


Conservation Status:
State: S1 Critically imperiled in NJ
Global: G5 Secure globally, but possibly rare in parts of its range