Hudsonian Whiteface - Leucorrhinia hudsonica (Selys, 1850 (S1))

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

Range & Habitat:

Found in the northwestern corner of the state.

It frequents cold boggy or marshy ponds.

Flight Season:
Early Date: 6 May
Late Date: 6 July

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

Male Dorsal - Photo by Sheryl Chacon
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Mature males are black with a row of prominent red spots down the abdomen.

Tenerals and females are very similar to Dot-tailed Whiteface. Some females become black and red as the males. Others retain yellow spots. Identification of these females is beyond the scope of this site.

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