Whiteface (Leucorrhinia)

Your specimen is a Whiteface (Leucorrhinia).

There is only one Whiteface resident in the UK, the White-faced Darter (Leucorrhinia dubia).

White-faced Darter (Leucorrhinia dubia) male.

White-faced Darter (Leucorrhinia dubia) female.

One other Whiteface species has been recorded as a VERY rare vagrant – only 2 records since the 1850s – the Large White-faced Darter (Leucorrhinia pectoralis). This latter is easily distinguished by the large pale spot on S7.

Large White-faced Darter (Leucorrhinia pectoralis) male.


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