Belted Whiteface - Leucorrhinia proxima (Calvert, 1890)

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

Range & Habitat:

Found locally in the northern tier of counties.

Inhabits typical boggy and squishy whiteface type places

Flight Season:
Early Date: 4 June
Late Date: 22 June

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

Male Dorsal - Photo by Jim Bangma
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Formerly called Red-waisted Whiteface. Mature males are black with pruinose white on the top of the abdomen and usually some dark red between the wings. They resemble a large gangly version of Frosted Whiteface. The red form, which closely resembles Crimson-ringed Whiteface, has not been recorded in New Jersey to our knowledge.

Females may be recognizable if they develop pruinosity similar to the males. Otherwise they closely resemble Crimson-ringed Whiteface with a row of narrow yellow or red spots on S1-S7.

Conservation Status:
State: S1S2 Imperiled to critically imperiled in New Jersey
Global: G5 Secure globally, but possibly rare in parts of its range