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Species Leucorrhinia intacta - Dot-tailed Whiteface

Dot-tailed Whiteface - Leucorrhinia intacta - male Dot-tailed Whiteface - Leucorrhinia intacta - male Dot-tailed Whiteface - Leucorrhinia intacta - male Dot-tailed Whiteface - Leucorrhinia intacta - male Dot-Tailed Wheel - Leucorrhinia intacta - male - female Dragonfly - Leucorrhinia intacta - female Dot-tailed Whiteface - Leucorrhinia intacta - female Dot-tailed Whiteface - Leucorrhinia intacta - female Dot-tailed Whiteface? - Leucorrhinia intacta - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies)
Suborder Anisoptera (Dragonflies)
Family Libellulidae (Skimmers)
Genus Leucorrhinia (Whitefaces)
Species intacta (Dot-tailed Whiteface)
Numbers
One of seven Nearctic species in the genus.
Size
1.3 "
Identification
Adult Males - Views of white face and of claspers:

Young Males have female pattern:

Females:

Older Females have Male Pattern:
Range
Northern half of the U.S. into Canada
Habitat
common around vegetated ponds and lakes, even sluggish backwaters and bogs
Season
Spring thru summer.
Food
Predaceous
Print References
"Stokes Beginner's Guide to Dragonflies" (1)
Internet References
Winds of Kansas - has scans of adults
University of Michigan - has shots of adults and nymphs
Insects of Cedar Creek - has shots of adults and information
Dragonflies and Damselflies of West Virginia - has several shots including mating wheel
Works Cited
1.Stokes Beginner's Guide to Dragonflies
Donald and Lillian Stokes. 2002. Little, Brown and Company.