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Boreal whiteface - Leucorrhinia borealis - female

Boreal whiteface - Leucorrhinia borealis - Female
Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba, Canada
June 21, 2008
Size: 3.8cm/1.5"

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Boreal whiteface - Leucorrhinia borealis - female Boreal whiteface - Leucorrhinia borealis - female

Yes, I believe so.
The large number, large size, and shield-like shape of the spots on the abdomen are unlike those of female Hudsonian, Dot-tailed, Belted, Crimson-ringed, or Frosted Whitefaces. The golden-colored vertical veins at the leading edge of each wing may not be diagnostic, but I've seen them in other photos of Boreal Whiteface. I haven't seen them in other whitefaces that I recall.

And Manitoba is right where you'd expect to find that species - its preferred habitat is northern prairie.

Wish I could get a good look at the wing veins in the forewings. Do you have a larger version of that photo?

 
I have sent a wing enlargemen
I have sent a wing enlargement directly to June

Larry

 
June, this image is actually posted at
1000 pixels wide. If you ask John VanDyk to make you an Editor so you can identify dragonflies, you will be able to see images in their full posted size rather than the 560 you are restricted to now. We say email him and go for it. It will help you - which will help us all!

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