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Boreal Whiteface - Leucorrhinia borealis - Leucorrhinia borealis

Boreal Whiteface - Leucorrhinia borealis - Leucorrhinia borealis
~25 km NW of Dixonville, Alberta, Canada
June 3, 2008
Found this dragonfly near agricultural lands in NW Alberta. I don't know my dragonflies very well and any help on the ID would be great.

Boreal Whiteface
After examining a similar photo taken in Manitoba (including examining a closeup of the wing veins that the photographer emailed to me), I'm convinced your photo and the other one are of Boreal Whitefaces. See this page.

 
Great!
Thanks for the confirmation. They really were quite common in the area I was in, but I had no experience with their identification!

Doesn't look like Gomphid eyes
What do you think maybe of Leucorrhinia? How large was it?

 
Size
it wasn't very large, maybe 2.5 inches long. does look like Leucorrhinia...

 
Boreal?
Fairly sure this is a Boreal Whiteface (L. borealis), which would be new for the guide, but I'd wait for someone to confirm.

 
borealis?
That would be nice. L. borealis does fit for the area. It's pretty common in Alberta.

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