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Small Whiteface (Leucorrhinia dubia)

• Scientific name: Leucorrhinia dubia (Vander Linden, 1825)
• English name: Small Whiteface
• German name: Kleine Moosjungfer
• French name: Leucorrhine douteuse
• Dutch name: Venwitsnuitlibel
• Swedish name: Myrtrollslända
• Norwegian name: Liten torvlibelle
• Finnish name: Pikkulampikorento
• Danish name: Lille kærguldsmed
• Italian name: Frontebianca comune
• Czech name: vážka čárkovaná
• Slovenian name: Barjanski spreletavec
• Bulgarian name: Рилско графитче
• Typical length: 31-36 mm
• Hindwing: 21-27 mm

Small Whiteface (Leucorrhinia dubia)

Distribution map

Map data based on J.-P. Boudot & V. J. Kalkman (eds.),
Atlas of the European Dragonflies and Damselflies

The five European species of Whitefaces (genus: Leucorrhinia) can be divided into two groups: those whose males are black and red and whose appendages are black, and those whose males are black (albeit partially covered with a whitish pruinescence) and whose appendages are white. The females and young males are always black and yellow and their appendages too are either black or white depending on the species. All five species have a largely North-Eastern European distribution, with the Small Whiteface (Leucorrhinia dubia) perhaps venturing furthest South. The Small Whiteface (Leucorrhinia dubia) is indeed the smallest European species of the genus. Its main distinguishing features include the reduced size of the red (or yellow) abdominal spots, its relatively slender abdomen, and its two-coloured costa, i.e. the leading edge of the wing, which is dark from the base to the node and a brownish yellow from the node to the tip.

Line DrawingLineDrawing: the male's abdomen and the female's abdomen in dorsal view.

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