Leucorrhinia proxima (Belted Whiteface)With a general northern distribution across the continent, L. proxima is more widely distributed across northern Vermont than anywhere else in the state. Its preference for bogs, fens and acidic ponds probably accounts for this distribution. Abundance at many sites tends to be lower than its congeners. But at one gramminoid fen with an open pool in Washington County, L. proxima is fairly common. Nick Donnelly has raised questions regarding yellow forms of L. proxima, which seem to dwell father from the water’s edge than red forms. This raises questions about the taxonomy of these “forms.” Noted from New York State west to Wisconsin, so observers in Vermont should watch for these as well.

Status: G5 N5 S4S5

Flight Period: May 26 – September 11

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