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Species Leucorrhinia patricia - Canada Whiteface

Canada Whiteface (Leucorrhinia patricia) in New Brunswick, Kouchibouguac National Park - Leucorrhinia patricia - male Canada Whiteface (Leucorrhinia patricia) in New Brunswick, Kouchibouguac National Park - Leucorrhinia patricia - male Canada Whiteface (Leucorrhinia patricia) in New Brunswick, Kouchibouguac National Park - Leucorrhinia patricia - male Canada Whiteface in the wild - Leucorrhinia patricia - male Canada Whiteface in the wild - Leucorrhinia patricia - male Canada Whiteface at Kouchibouguac National Park - Leucorrhinia patricia - male
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 patricia (Canada Whiteface)
Size
small for a whiteface (24-29mm)
Identification
According to Denis A. Doucet, looks like a miniature Crimson-ringed or Belted Whiteface, but can be positively ID'd by size (24-29mm) and shape of secondary genitalia (distal portion of male hamules devoid of projection)
Range
Canada and Alaska