One of the continent’s most widespread Leucorrhinia is also one of Vermont’s most cosmopolitan. Its distribution includes every biophysical region in the state, and it makes a fairly strong showing in the Champlain Islands, which cannot be said of many dragonflies in Vermont. Although ponds and lakes constitute its preferred habitat, this whiteface seems to move around, showing up some distance from natal waters, including along woodland roads. It also occurs in low numbers at bogs. Its habit of perching in obvious places for relatively long periods of time may account for some survey bias, but this dragonfly is indeed widespread across the state.
Status: G5 N5 S5
Flight Period: May 5 – September 11