Crimson-ringed Whiteface

Leucorrhinia glacialis


Crimson-ringed Whiteface



Crimson-ringed Whiteface  (Leucorrhinia glacialis)





About 1.5 inches


Breeding habitat:  


Marshy ponds and lakes


Adult habitat:


Around marshy ponds and lakes, grassy/shrubby fields


Where they may be observed:


Small ponds in forests


Interesting Facts:


Immature phase shown.  In both males and females yellow coloration becomes crimson red at maturity.

The dragonfly in the photo is less than 12 hours after emergence.