Dot-tailed Whiteface - Leucorrhinia intacta (Hagen, 1861)

Range & Habitat:

Has been recorded from most northern counties. There are old records from Burlington and Camden.

Boggy and marshy ponds and lakes, beaver ponds and other similar haunts

Flight Season:
Early Date: 1 May
Late Date: 10 July

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

Male Dorsal - Photo by Jim Bangma
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Our commonest Whiteface, mature males are readily identified by the black body with a white or yellow spot on S7. Tenerals and females are brown with a row of pointy yellow spots on the abdomen. Usually the spot on S7 is truncated into a trapezoid.

Hudsonian Whiteface is usually smaller but can be very similar.

Conservation Status:
State: S4S5 Apparently to demonstrably secure in New Jersey
Global: G5 Secure globally, but possibly rare in parts of its range