White Corporal dragonfly (female) – 5/25/11

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 5/25/11

Observation Time: 12:25 p.m.

Observation Location: Gavins Pond

Common Name: White Corporal dragonfly (female)

Scientific Name: Libellula (Ladona) exusta

Comments: The pale rusty abdomen indicates this is a young female. Older females have a drab white abdomen more similar to the males.

Found in fields and clearings near water. White corporals inhabit the northeast coastal plain into SE Canada. Fairly common in MA.

Males are territorial.

More Information: New Jersey Odes

White corporal Dragonfly (Female)