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Chalk-fronted Corporal

Libellula (Ladona) julia


This species is easily distinguished by the wide pale shoulder bars on top of the thorax that are white in males, gray in females, and tan in juveniles. The male has white on the basal half of the abdomen and the female has a limited amount of white there as well. The wings are clear. The immature Chalk-Fronted Corporals are more of a brownish color. The length of the body varies from 1.6 to 1.8 inches.


This species is usually found at ponds, swamps, marshes, lakes, and bogs. It seems to like slow water with emergent vegetation.


This is an juvenile/immautre

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Wisconsin, USA

Spotted on May 17, 2015
Submitted on May 23, 2015

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