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Species Leucorrhinia hudsonica - Hudsonian Whiteface

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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 hudsonica (Hudsonian Whiteface)
Size
28-32 mm
Identification
Older males:
Younger males:
Females:

Note that females and immature males are similar to mature males, but instead of pale red they have yellow.
Range
Alaska and Yukon and Hudson Bay area, east and south into the Appalachians and as far south as West Virginia.
Habitat
Most commonly found in bogs.
Food
Small invertebrates caught on the wing.
Print References
Cannings, Introducing the Dragonflies of British Columbia and the Yukon, 2002, pages 83-85(1).
Works Cited
1.Introducing the Dragonflies of British Columbia and the Yukon
Robert A. Cannings. 2002. Royal British Columbia Museum.