Leucorrhinia rubicunda (Linneaus, 1758)
Noordse witsnuitlibel Ruby Whiteface  Northern White-faced Darter L: 31 - 38 mm

Relevant Dutch literature (Eng. summary)


Noordse witsnuitlibel man

Adult (male), Gasteren, Drenthe, May 16, 2009
Old individuals can be very dull.

Noordse witsnuitlibel man Adult (male), Wijnjeterpsterschar, Friesland, May 30, 2007
Noordse witsnuitlibel vrouw

Adult (female), Taarlo, Drenthe,  May 7, 2006

Eiafzet Noordse witsnuitlibel Ovipositing adult (female), Gasteren, Drenthe,  May 16, 2009
Noordse witsnuitlibel net uitgeslopen Adult (young female), Hatertse vennen, Gelderland,  May 4, 2006

Larvea (dorsal), Fochteloërveen, Drenthe, August 17, 2007.

onderkant larve

Larvea (ventral), Fochteloërveen, Drenthe, August 17, 2007

Habitat: Like L. dubia in acidic oligothropic bog and heath habitats.Sometimes in little peatbogs, fenlands and in the coastal dunes.

Distribution:  Most abundant in the northern part of the country.Rare in the western part.

Flight Season: Most numbers of this species fly in May and June, earlier than L. dubia. From april to August. 

Status: Fairly common in The Netherlands.