There are a few scattered populations in France and happily I knew one location in La Brenne that supposedly supported these delightful little whitefaces. I had been to the site once but they weren’t around. Happily, in 2018 on a second visit, I found them.
It’s quite common for a damselfly to alight on lilypads and other floating leaves but it’s not common for a dragonfly to do it. This species appears to be aptly named, though my specimen is not actually on a lilypad.
- white pterostigmas
- white anal appendages
- white frons (of course)
- brown patches at hind-wing roots
- clubbed abdomen
- ♂ – S3-5 pruinose, S7-10 black
- ♀ – yellow and black abdomen (though I haven’t seen one)