Chalk-fronted Corporal - Ladona julia (Uhler, 1857)

Range & Habitat:

Common in the northern counties.

Found in a variety of habitats, usually in forested areas.

Flight Season:
Early Date: 2 May
Late Date: 24 July

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

Male Oblique - Photo by Jim Bangma
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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 the abdomen. 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 White Corporal.

Conservation Status:
State: S4 Apparently secure in New Jersey
Global: G5 Secure globally, but possibly rare in parts of its range