Libellulidae

Leucorrhinia caudalis (Charpentier, 1840)
Sierlijke witsnuitlibel Lilypad Whiteface Dainty White-faced Darter L: 33 - 37 mm
     
Relevant Dutch literature (Eng. summary)    

Sierlijke witsnuitlibel Adult (male), De Weerribben,  Overijssel, June 6, 2011
Sierlijke witsnuit man

Young adult (male), Lake Lyge by Siauliai,  Northern Lithuania, May 31, 2006
 

Sierlijke witsnuit vrouw

Young adult (female), Dusetos by Utena, North-eastern Lithuania, June 1, 2006
 

Sierlijke witsnuitlibel

Adult (male), De Weerribben,  Overijssel, June 6, 2011


Habitat: Mesothropic pools, also found in oxbows and fishponds, mostly in forested setting


Distribution: Since 1970 a male and one female, probably wanderers,  were observed in a well vegetated pool in the most southern part of The Netherlands in 2006. Young fresh male and some exuviae were found in 2010 De Weerribben. In 2011 several new localities with several individuals were discovered in De Weerribben and De Wieden.

Flight Season:  May, June and July.


Status: Very rare in Europe. Extinct since 1970 in The Netherlands and probably always rare. From 2010 very rare.


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